ERIC Number: ED048848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
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Developmental Programs in Midwestern Community Colleges.
Ferrin, Richard I.
This survey examines the extent and nature of certain special educational and support services for educationally disadvantaged community college students. The data are based on responses from 76 per cent of 180 public 2-year colleges in the Midwest. The findings were: (1) one out of nine Midwestern community college students is involved in developmental education through remedial courses, special academic skill services, and/or formal developmental programs; (2) 80 per cent of the responding colleges offer remedial courses, one-half of those offer special skill services and one-third offer formal developmental programs; (3) partial credit toward graduation is usually given for remedial courses, but little or none for transfer purposes; (4) developmental program faculty are generally the same age and have the same experience as regular faculty and many volunteered for their posts and received special training; (5) positive outcomes are reported for three-quarters of all students in developmental programs; and (6) respondents felt that as many as 1,000 Midwest community college faculty would attend a low-cost workshop on developmental education and that discussions of effective existing programs would be valuable. (Author/CA)
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Educationally Disadvantaged, Learning Problems, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs, Remedial Teachers, Two Year Colleges
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Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, Evanston, IL.