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ERIC Number: ED145909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov-9
Pages: 8
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Developmental Education in the Community College.
Young, Jerry W.
Developmental education is based on a learning model as opposed to a teaching model. It requires strong communication between the student and teacher and depends upon a supportive learning environment. Some of the components of developmental education are: (1) diagnostic services which seek to answer why the student cannot learn; (2) independent study, including program flexibility, individualized learning, language skills laboratories, and programmed instruction; (3) an instructional support center with specialists providing appropriate support materials to the faculty; (4) human development instruction, concentrating on the dynamics of human interaction, career exploration and the development of study skills; and (5) human support services, providing human contact through counseling to assist learning, tutorial programs, and peer counseling. Variables enhancing successful learning include a nonpunitive grading system, a human support system and supportive campus environment, variable-time courses to encourage the student to proceed at his own pace, positive expectations, granting of credit for all courses offered, a minimum level of financial assistance to allow the student to concentrate on learning, and value exploration. The attempt is to educate the whole person, not just reward academic performance. (KJC)
Publication Type: Books
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