ERIC Number: ED074514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Three Modes of Teaching Remedial English: A Comparative Analysis; A Pilot Study.
Bossone, Richard M.; Weiner, Max
The purpose of this study was to evaluate performance, backgrounds, attitudes, interests, academic needs, and problems of remedial English students at Baruch College of the City University of New York. The students were exposed to three instructional methods: computer-assisted instruction, programed instruction, and regular classroom instruction, specifically a linguistic approach. The study describes the objectives of the remedial courses in writing and reading skills, the three modes of instruction, and the materials and tests used, and it provides background information about the students and the factors contributing to their problems with English. Among the conclusions reached were that the majority of the students improved very little in writing ability, regardless of the instructional mode. It was recommended that greater emphasis be placed on the teaching of reading, better diagnostic procedures, individualized instruction, restructuring the remedial courses, providing tutorial services, and additional, more controlled research. Numerous tables, a detailed analysis of the data, and three appendixes, including the form for grading themes, the standards used in grading themes, and some unedited samples of student writing, are included. (Author/DI)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Graduate School and Univ. Center.; City Univ. of New York, NY. Bernard Baruch Coll.