ERIC Number: ED256433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: N/A
Proposals for Board Policies and Actions Concerning Remediation in the California Community Colleges.
Farland, Ronnald W.
This report proposes that the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges take four actions regarding provisions for remedial education of skill deficient adults in California. First, background material indicates that the actions will have both immediate and long-range effects on the provision of remediation in the community colleges and, potentially, comprise a major step toward establishing coherent public policy regarding the provision of remediation by all education segments. Then, historical information, formal recommendations, and rationales for the recommendations are presented. The first recommendation is that the Board of Governors should approve a definition of remediation that identifies the purposes and course levels of remediation and should endorse modifications to the Course Classification System and Title 5 to make them more consistent with the definition. The second recommendation is that the Board should direct staff to develop guidelines for determining what levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction are equivalent to standards applied in English for remedial instruction. The third recommendation is that the board should continue to seek legislation to authorize the implementation, funding, and evaluation of matriculation. The final recommendation sets forth areas to be addressed in a major initiative for establishing public policy regarding the provision of remedial instruction and services. (AYC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers - Location: California