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Hogan, Robert F.; Judy, Stephen – Media and Methods, 1976
Details the problems involved in accurately evaluating students' skill levels and suggests a program of fundamental literacy rather than a "back to basics" movement. (KS)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Language Ability
Fincher, Cameron – 1979
The forces or pressures that have produced a concern for fundamental skills of literacy are briefly considered, and a number of related questions are raised about willingness and capabilities for dealing with the issues in a deliberative, systematic manner. A major premise is the belief that the back-to-basics movement can be understood best in…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College Role, Competence, Elementary Secondary Education
Anderson, Scarvia B. – 1979
In a speech on minimum competency testing, the author discusses four issues which are still unresolved. The first is the need to recognize the political overtones which gave impetus to the competency movement as a reaction against the perceived failures of the schools and teacher education institutions, rather than as a concern for student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Basic Skills