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ERIC Number: ED031204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 44
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Strategies for Improving Remedial English in the Community College.
Chadbourne, James P.
Students enrolled in college remedial English courses typically profit little from them. Improved instruction through the use of innovative teaching techniques was viewed as a possible solution to the problem. Following a review of pertinent learning theory, some examples of current innovative ideas and techniques aimed at improving instruction were presented. The topics reviewed included: the proceedings of a workshop that focused on the question of what is meant by mastery in English composition in the community college and resulted in a scoring key to collect empirical data; a rationale for the use of students as teachers; the techniques of using educational games to promote learning; an outline of six requirements to provide for individual rates of learning within the same classroom; the concept of criterion grading where the student competes with a set of objectives rather than other students; an interdisciplinary program, designed to promote interest among low-achieving students that incorporates the use of lectures, illustrated talks, films, slide presentations, panel discussions, small discussion groups, written papers, and laboratory work; and a programmed English course that provides detailed objectives to assist students in learning to write essays and documented research papers. (MB)
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Note: Seminar paper