ERIC Number: ED165858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Four Phases of Developmental Education. Junior College Resource Review.
Four types of developmental education programs have been designed to help students overcome or compensate for: (1) deficiencies in grades or subjects required for admission to a senior institution or to colleges and transfer programs (Pre-Transfer); (2) deficiencies in reading, writing, speech, arithmetic, study habits, motivation, and other personality traits (Remedial); (3) deficiencies in literacy and in basic skill subjects necessary for a high school diploma (Adult Basic Education--ABE); and (4) physical or mental handicaps that impose limitations on the functioning of students academically or socially (Handicapped). The four types of programs support the traditional community college role in preparing the academically, economically, socially, or physically disadvantaged for entering the mainstream of American life. The present trend is toward integrating the various developmental programs with the regular programs. Pre-Transfer is most closely allied with the regular program and ABE least integrated. The Remedial Program tends to focus on high school graduates or recent dropouts who are slightly older than the regular students. The Handicapped Program includes three principal classifications of students: the blind or visually handicapped, the deaf or hearing impaired, and the mobility-impaired. (Author/MB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Community Colleges, Compensatory Education, Developmental Programs, Developmental Studies Programs, Educationally Disadvantaged, Enrollment Trends, Handicapped Students, Literature Reviews, Program Descriptions, Remedial Programs, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.