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ERIC Number: ED106807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
PREP [Pre-Discharge Education Program], Longview Community College-Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, Missouri.
Longview Community Coll., Lee's Summit, MO.
One of the programs included in "Effective Reading Programs...," the Pre-Discharge Education Program (PREP), annually serving 100 Air Force personnel who want to refresh their skills before entering college or to obtain a state certificate of high school equivalency, offers noncredit preparatory training to service personnel. Begun in 1972, the program offers courses that encompass reading, college preparatory writing, math-algebra, and study skills, and also provides assistance to students in determining their aptitudes and vocational interests. When students enter the reading courses, they are tested to determine reading speed and rate of comprehension. Each student is assigned individual work in appropriate commercial reading programs to increase skills in reading for ideas, interpreting written materials, and taking tests. Written work is assigned to improve the student's vocabulary, spelling, dictionary use, and pronunciation. Instructors provide students with continuous feedback at each session, emphasizing success rather than penalizing failures. The program is offered three times a year in three-month sessions. (TO/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Longview Community Coll., Lee's Summit, MO.