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ERIC Number: ED122264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 43
Abstractor: N/A
The Status of Remediation in American Junior Colleges.
Emond, Louis
Junior colleges with open enrollment policies have as students many of the adults in this country whom national surveys and studies have indicated are functionally incompetent or barely literate. This paper contains a review of the literature concerning junior college remedial reading programs and compensatory education programs. The four questions considered are: (1) What level of basic skills preparation has been provided currently enrolling freshmen and what are their specific deficiencies? (2) What has been done to date by community colleges in basic skills remediation? (3) What are some program options open to a concerned institution? and (4) What is the status of research in this area? Evidence is cited to prove that many junior college students enter with academic deficiencies. Many junior colleges do offer courses in basic skills remediation, but although the literature provides many examples of program descriptions, there are few examples of program evaluation. The majority of colleges that have evaluated their remedial/developmental programs have reported negative results. (MKM)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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