Implementing Effective Policies for Remedial and Developmental Education

Implementing Effective Policies for Remedial and Developmental Education

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source

In 1894, forty percent of college freshmen enrolled in pre-collegiate programs to prepare for regular college coursework. In Fall 1995, twenty-nine percent of entering freshmen enrolled in at least one remedial course. The debate over the need for, and appropriateness of, remedial/developmental education at the postsecondary level has spanned a century. The upcoming 1998 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act has added fuel to the debate. Legislators, educators, and the general public are asking questions and raising accountability issues. Who needs remedial/developmental education? Why does the need for it appear to be increasing? How much does it cost? Who should pay for it? Are remedial/developmental programs effective? Who should provide it? Legislators and the public are upset over the perception that they are paying twice for the same educationa€”once in high school and once again in college. Educators are concerned about the potential devaluation of higher education through the provision of large amounts of remedial/developmental education. And students, too, are unhappy with the time and expense necessary to develop English and math skills that they should have learned in high school. Each chapter of this volume addresses a specific policy question involved in the debate over remedial/developmental education and uses national and state data, as well as information from case studies of individual institutions, to provide insights into effective approaches to remedial/developmental education. This is the one hundredth issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Community Colleges. For more information on the series, please see the Journals and Periodicals section.These examples provided necessary feedback for the Findlay High School faculty. ... had to contain self-reflection questions and a letter from the student to the following yeara#39;s teacher discussing the portfolio. ... of the students as writers, evaluate the portfolio process itself, and revise the rubric to make it more user- friendly, anbsp;...

Title:Implementing Effective Policies for Remedial and Developmental Education
Author:Jan M. Ignash
Publisher:Jossey-Bass - 1997


You Must CONTINUE and create a free account to access unlimited downloads & streaming