ERIC Number: ED252167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Promises to Keep, Indeed, and Miles to Go Before We Sleep.
The recommendation of the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) to reduce remedial activities is considered, along with arguments against reducing activities. In addition, the University of California's (UC) response to the recommendation is reviewed. CPEC's recommendation, which was first publicized in its 1983 report, "Promises to Keep," had the goal of ultimately reducing the need for remedial offerings. UC argued that there is a continuing need for remedial courses and activities and that it would be educationally irresponsible to force a reduction in remedial instruction on its campuses in the near future. Instead, UC should develop a plan to provide the instruction and academic support services necessary to students admitted to the university. It should also assess community college instruction, which might be an alternative to UC providing remedial instruction for UC students. Thirdly, UC should provide leadership to assist the secondary schools to improve the preparation of students. Concerns regarding teaching, instructional time and materials, and the idea that the community colleges can help solve the problem of underprepared students are addressed. Ten recommendations of the CPEC report are also identified. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Diego. Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services.