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ERIC Number: ED198858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Special Studies--A Statewide Remedial Mathematics Program of the University System of Georgia.
Chang, Ping-Tung
Drawing upon selected findings from student and faculty surveys, this report describes the remedial mathematics component of the University of Georgia's Special Studies Program. After examining the need for basic skills programs in an era of declining test scores and open admissions policies, the report describes the Special Studies Program's placement procedures, which require students with standardized test scores below a specified level to take basic skills courses and to meet established exit criteria before undertaking regular courses in areas for which remediation is needed. Brief profiles are then presented of three types of remedial students that were identified in a student survey at Augusta College: adults returning to school after many years; recent high school graduates with a long history of failure in mathematics; and senior citizens returning to school for enjoyment. Finally, the report presents selected findings of a survey of remedial mathematics faculty in the university system, identifying instructional methods used, course content, problems encountered in using individualized self-paced instruction, and perceived obstacles to learning mathematics. The survey questionnaires are appended. The 30-item student questionnaire focuses on personal and academic characteristics, educational goals, and satisfaction with the program. The 70-item faculty questionnaire asks about current and ideal conditions with respect to numerous aspects of special studies programs. (JP)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia