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ERIC Number: ED042586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May-8
Pages: 9
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The Learning Center: Its Role and Future Implications for the Junior College.
Touhey, John F.
The importance of an interdisciplinary learning center as a supporting element for the academic program was stressed. The various services such a center can perform for students and faculty are described. The development of the Learning Center at the Community College of Delaware County, Media, Pennsylvania, was traced as a point of departure for comparison and discussion of such centers. Both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the center's growth were described. Since it began in 1968, it has grown from 38 students and a part-time reading specialist to 875 students and six staff members, plus adjunct professionals from the academic departments. It s services have expanded from help with reading comprehension, vocabulary, basic grammar, and term paper and study skills to include a full reading program, developmental programs in English and mathematics, a foreign language open lab, and voluntary referral. (NH)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Reading Association conference, Anaheim, Cal., May 6-9, 1970