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ERIC Number: ED256228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 8
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Reference Count: 0
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Academic Skills Improvement in Higher Education: Challenges, Issues, and Possible Approaches.
Crismore, Avon
Challenges and approaches for academic skills improvement programs for college students are discussed. Important prerequisites are a needs assessment and long-range plan and an academic skills improvement program based on theory and existing models. Identifying a set of supportive people with power and resources at an institution is also needed. Examples of such resources are the student affairs office and deans of colleges such as education. Academic skills programs also need to meet the needs of untraditional students through flexible schedules and modes of delivery. A realistic approach to testing issues includes developing new instruments that are sensitive to affective and cognitive domains. A further challenge is to change the perception of learning centers from just being remedial to places and programs that prepare students for the university environment. A model skills improvement program should be intermediary and interdisciplinary, based on theories (e.g., learning, cognitive, developmental and social psychology, semiotics, and rhetoric). It would also make use of instructional systems technology and instructional psychology and would conduct basic and applied research using both experimental and naturalistic methods. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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