ERIC Number: ED106803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Department of Directed Studies, La Junta, Colorado. (Otero Junior College's Reading/Study Skills Laboratory--A Supporting Service).
Erickson, Michael E.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves 450 students at Otero Junior College (La Junta, Colorado). One of the goals of the program, begun in 1969, is to permit the junior college to retain or even slightly increase its academic standards while, at the same time, admitting all students irrespective of their preparation. To improve the skills of students, a three-unit course in reading/study skills is offered. The goals of the students taking the course range from passing the GED examination to excelling in upper-level humanities courses. The initial phase of the course is a teacher-student interview for which the student assesses his or her own needs and goals. During the initial development of the individual program for that student, the instructor observes the student's skills and adjusts the instructor to remedy the deficits. The instructor always places a strong emphasis on supportive counseling so that the student's immediate academic needs are being met by the program. The program is designed to correct the skill deficiencies of those students who, prior to this program, had histories of dropping out or academic failure. It also serves many high-achievement students who take the course to work on specific skills. (TO/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Otero Junior Coll., La Junta, CO.