ERIC Number: ED249707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar-1
Reference Count: 0
A Liberal Arts College Learning Skills Program.
Dooley, Deborah; Palamar, Mary
The paper describes a learning skills program designed to serve college students whose learning styles are different from the norm and whose skill levels vary widely. Development phases of the program featured a task force approach to needs assessment, planning, initial pilot testing, and ongoing faculty development. Difficulties encountered in the program's beginnings are noted, and a change from an intensive reading program to a more general learning skills approach using existing college resources is discussed. The current program is described in terms of process (from initial interview and screening tests to individual and group instruction and individual student conferences); special implications for learning disabled students; inter-departmental planning; faculty and advisor involvement; and content of classwork, which focuses on vocabulary, time management, note taking, reading skills, and exam preparation. The paper concludes with specific recommendations regarding class instruction, learning skills programs, teaching learning disabled students, faculty training, and community involvement. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (21st, New Orleans, LA, February 28-March 2, 1984).