ERIC Number: ED117710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Programmed Approach to the Remediation of Communication Skills at Santa Rosa Junior College.
Buckley, Edmund H.
This practicum describes the development of an individualized approach to the remedial English program, including production of materials, implementation of an experimental section, and evaluation of the project. Two courses were combined: English for students needing intensive help and English for students with somewhat better skills. All students began working with transformational based materials to develop effective sentence structure and moved on to workbooks which presented principles for writing narrative-descriptive, expository, and argumentative essays. All students were urged to progress as quickly as possible, with 100 students expected to complete the program in one semester and 105 expected to take two semesters. Little group instruction took place. Pretest and posttest scores, grades, and student questionnaires indicated significant improvement in writing skills and a generally favorable attitude toward the program, with dissatisfaction in the grammar component. Recommendations include changes in the method of teaching grammar, development of additional or alternate language skills units, and more group activities to complement the individual work. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University