ERIC Number: ED103815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
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The Parent Reading Center and Its Offspring: The Alternative Learning Center.
Haugh, Louise S.; Oakman, Barbara F.
The history of the founding and first five years of operation of Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona is presented in this paper. Following a brief description of the entire college program, philosophy, and physical plant, the reading program is discussed. The reading area is an independent academic area within the general studies division. Enrollment in a reading course is voluntary, and credit obtained is applicable toward the A.A. degree. The Alternative Learning Center (ALC) is an offspring of the reading program and provides individualized instruction in various subject areas. Designed to supply alternative methods of learning, the center uses individualized, modular, multimedia, and personal methods to aid learning and can be used to obtain tutoring and supplemental help for classes. The ALC may provide complete course work in some areas, with students allowed to work through subjects at their own pace. The ALC offers instruction in writing, math, reading, English as a second language, and study skills. Counseling services also are provided. (TO)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona