ERIC Number: ED175324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Consulting Study. Working Papers on Professional Development in Teaching: Special Techniques for Assisting the Underprepared College Student. Working Papers on Professional Development in Teaching. Number 5.
Ludwig, L. Mark
The special cultural and socioeconomic circumstances that make traditional approaches to teaching ineffective and unsatisfactory for the underprepared student in higher education institutions are examined and special techniques for assisting these students are presented. Some innovative approaches and techniques that have proven effective in improving the learning of these students, and the learning theory upon which they are based, are summarized, with particular emphasis on individualized approaches that can accommodate the broad diversity of learning styles and needs found among students. An individualized instructional program used in teaching social sciences at Cuyahoga Community College is described. The program has resulted in improved learning and the ability of the program to raise students' levels of cognitive operation in processing content has been demonstrated. The model and techniques presented allow modification for implementation in a variety of higher educational institutions and require less expense for implementation and maintenance than many other similar programs. (SC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Developmental Programs, Educationally Disadvantaged, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Models, Nontraditional Students, Program Descriptions, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Underachievement
Educational Consulting Study, 1367 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, OH 44114
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Cleveland Foundation, OH.
Authoring Institution: Cleveland Commission on Higher Education, OH.