ERIC Number: ED157070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Study To Assess Students' Writing Remediation Needs and a Plan to Provide Personnel and Instructional Materials to Meet Those Needs.
Miller, Gaylier E.
In order to establish the need for a remedial writing program at Pensacola Junior College and to demonstrate the need for faculty released time for materials development, a diagnostic English skills test was administered to 215 freshmen. Test results showed 93% needed remediation. Questionnaire responses of English faculty members showed all 15 respondents in agreement that a remedial English program was needed. Most respondents found their present textbooks inadequate for remediation. Over half of the respondents agreed that those involved in the prospective writing lab should develop individualized materials and over half indicated interest in helping prepare such materials without released time; however, only one indicated time available for such an endeavor. On the basis of the findings, recommendations were that faculty members involved in Pensacola Junior College Writing Laboratory be granted released time for materials development; that effectiveness of the writing lab be evaluated regularly; that consideration be given to extending daily lab hours, to hiring additional personnel, and to opening a lab extension; and that other schools beginning remedial English programs consider the importance of prior planning regarding materials, staffing, and facilities. (Author/JF)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: D.Ed. Practicum, Nova University