ERIC Number: ED031231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
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The Developmental Studies and Tutorial Programs: A Progress Report.
Ludwig, Louise; Gold, Ben K.
The developmental program at Los Angeles City College, designed six years ago for those with low likelihood of success, has been regularly up-dated as needed. For the past two years, counselor assistants and student tutors have helped the regular faculty. In 1968, student tutors were assigned to help students, both regular and developmental, in English, math, and life sciences. The director of research, asked to evaluate both programs to see if tutoring should replace remediation, made it a joint effort with a psychology instructor, who had been asked to assess the tutoring program. Questionnaires were sent to students, student tutors, and instructors in the remedial program, and to students tutored in regular English classes. Despite rather sketchy data, these conclusions seemed warranted: students, student tutors, and instructors all felt the developmental program was helpful and should be kept; the tutoring program cannot be evaluated at present, but the tutored students felt benefited; GPAs tend to drop in the first semester but to increase in the second semester after development work. Recommendations included: continuation of tutoring in both remedial and regular programs; further evaluation of tutoring in the regular courses; retention of developmental studies, with four changes in admission procedures; initiation of small-group discussions in the remedial program to aid self-development. (Not available in hard copy because of marginal legibility of original.) (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Coll., CA.
Identifiers - Location: California