ERIC Number: ED211125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Conference on Functional Literacy in the Community College Setting (Los Alamitos, California, July 1978).
Knoell, Dorothy M.; And Others
The conference papers included in this collection address issues of concern to literacy development in the community college. "Functional Literacy and Persistence in the Community College," by Dorothy M. Knoell, raises questions about student persistence in the absence of requisite skills. "Training Perspective on Functional Literacy--Vocational-Occupational," by Sister Anne Joachim Moore, considers several topics pertaining to competency-based approaches to job training. Arthur M. Cohen's article, "Functional Literacy in Transfer Programs," gives particular emphasis to minority students. Next, Janice R. Kennedy examines "Technical/Occupational Training in the Community College" in terms of students' and the public's demands. "Functional Literacy as Related to Licensure of Health Professionals," by Betty Fowler Thompson, discusses the problems associated with the deficient reading skills of many associate degree nursing students. Pepe Barron's article, "Bilingual Education at the Community College and Functional Literacy," presents research needs and questions to be considered in several areas related to bilingual education. Next, M. J. Fujimoto provides "A Look at Counseling and Guidance in Promoting Basic Skills Instruction in the Community Colleges," and Richard E. Schutz proposes a plan for community college research and development investments in functional literacy. Finally, "Mathematics" by A. R. Trujillo defines minimum mathematical competency and assesses the community college role with regard to mathematical literacy. (AYC)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Allied Health Occupations Education, Basic Skills, Bilingual Education, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, Counseling Services, Educational Research, Functional Literacy, High Risk Students, Job Training, Literacy Education, Minimum Competencies, Minority Groups, Nursing Education, Reading Skills, Remedial Mathematics, Research Needs, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.; Congreso Nacional de Asuntos Colegiales, Washington, DC.