ERIC Number: ED152882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar-17
Proceedings of the National Conference on Remedial/Developmental Studies in Post-Secondary Institutions.
This conference was called to discuss the need for, and the strategies used in, implementing basic skills remediation at the college and university level. All levels of higher education were represented, as well as research professors, elementary, secondary, and post-secondary school administrators and teachers, representatives of the business and governmental communities and individuals from the community at large. Among the issues that were discussed were whether universities should be teaching remedial courses and whether credits should be given for these courses when they are taught. It was noted that when thinking about programs of remediation, writing should be stressed instead of reading. The assumptions that guide remediation programs, and the goals of remediation programs must be carefully thought about prior and during program planning. It was noted that although universities have made an effort to seek minority students this trend has declined. In addition, although universities can be elitist with regard to their admission policies there are some that have departed radically from this position. Both of these factors shape the form of programs that intend to remediate the difficulties experienced by minority students. Furthermore, whether programs should be based on the disadvantagement of students, or the differences among students is another important concern guiding remediation/developmental programs. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Chicago State Univ., IL.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Report of Proceedings of the National Conference on Remedial Developmental Studies in Post-Secondary Institutions (Chicago, Ill., March 17-18, 1977)