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ERIC Number: ED173762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
One That Works! An Integrated Program of Basic Skills.
Rank, Janice
A program of basic skills instruction combining English, mathematics, and oral communications was initiated in a community college to promote mastery of these skills in students functioning at a level equivalent to less than grade six on an English placement test. A group of 38 students were enrolled in three separate classes in English, oral communications, and mathematics for a total of 20 hours per week for 18 weeks. The classes were actively integrated so that a maximum of transfer occurred both between the classes and between school and daily life activities. This integration was achieved through the application of skills learned in one class to material being taught in the other classes. Preliminary results indicated that an integrated basic skills course was superior to separate, nonintegrated courses in teaching basic skills to low achievers. Of the 32 students completing the first semester, 30 received passing grades and 26 were still enrolled in classes at midterm of the following semester. (Author/DF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading Association (12th, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 7-10, 1979)