ERIC Number: ED324064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Classroom Based Research Report. Final Report.
Wiecking, Kirk M.; And Others
Resulting from a Sacramento City College (SCC) project to improve teaching and learning by directly involving faculty in research to measure student learning outcomes, this document contains reports by seven SCC faculty members on their own classroom-based research projects. "Skills-Intervention Instruction," by Linda Briggs, describes a study which determined that skills-intervention instruction had a positive effect on students' reading, writing and critical thinking skills. "Integrating Content Area, Study, and Writing Skills Instruction," by Robert T. Carroll, reports on a project which sought to measure the effect of integrating study and writing skills instruction with content area instruction. "Intervention Strategies for Student Retention," by Barbara Davis, presents findings from a study which measured whether early student/teacher commitment would reduce the high numbers of initial class drops. "Teaching for Competency," by Liz Ginsburg, compares second semester college Spanish classes taught by a communication-oriented method with classes taught under more traditional methods. "Math Skills and the Hand Held Calculator," by Ron Hatton, examines the effect of hand held calculator use and non-use on students' learning. "Instructional Methods for Teaching Comprehension Skills," by Del Prescott, compares two models for teaching reading comprehension skills. Finally, "Prediction and Other Strategies Using Students' Experiential Background in Teaching Economics," by Linda L. Stroh, reports on an attempt to enhance student understanding of the economics term "Human Capital Investment" by evaluating students' own reasons for attending college. Attached exhibits include: (1) correspondence, agendas, and other working papers of the project; (2) a list of research applications; (3) a 31-item bibliography; and (4) a survey form for the seven faculty members whose research applications were accetped for the project. (JMC)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Community Colleges, Economics Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Research Methodology, Second Language Instruction, Skill Development, Student Attrition, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Coll. Fund for Instructional Improvement.
Authoring Institution: Sacramento City Coll., CA. Learning Resources Div.
Note: Alternative title: Classroom Based Research Project. For related documents, see JC 900 510 and 513.