ERIC Number: ED049734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Shaping an English Curriculum to Fit the Junior College Student.
Junior College Research Review, v5 n10 June 1971
No great changes can occur in English curricula until there are significant changes in form. This review stresses the shaping of curricula to the student rather than the student to the curricula. Remedial English and individualized instruction are specifically discussed. The most serious consequence of misunderstanding in remedial English is the attempted remediation of the symptom (poor performance) rather than the disease (inadequate motivation). A solution is the abolishment of homogeneous remedial classes, with their problem of reinforcing failure, and the establishment of heterogeneous classes whose cooperative learning situation enables remedial and better qualified students to share equally in the costs and profits of learning. There is a need for further reorganization of the physical environment to guarantee individualized instruction to each student. Based on a conviction that students learn best when exposed to a wide range of learning situations, rather than to a large-group, single-teacher approach, a suggestion is offered to recruit teaching assistants and reorganize a schedule for teaching and learning. (CA)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.