ERIC Number: ED112210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Selected Instructional Methods for Academically Disadvantaged Students. Final Report.
Bursik, Jake; Kerkes, Thomas
The principal purposes of the preparation program at North Central Technical Institute (NCTI), Wausau, Wisconsin, were to provide opportunities for certain students to further their general academic development and to explore various vocational fields. Students intended for the preparatory program were those identified by their high school records and by entrance examinations as needing further development before admission to a postsecondary vocational program. The program objectives were accomplished by: (1) assessing the remedial education needs of students through diagnostic testing in reading, English, math, natural science, and study skills; (2) interviewing instructors for their reactions to the program; (3) visiting other schools to examine methods and curriculum materials used in their remedial education programs; and (4) developing programs to meet the specific remedial education needs of individual students. As a result of these efforts it was recommended that a learning resource center be developed to provide an opportunity for individualized instruction. Three-fourths of the document consists of appended materials: a periodicals bibliography, program objectives, school visitation and seminar report. NCTI structure and functions, forms, and a followup study of students in the developmental program (1970-73). (VA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: North Central Technical Inst., Wausau, WI.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin