ERIC Number: ED306993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Causes of Marginal Performance by Developmental Students. Telementoring Project Study Guide Number Six.
Somers, Robert L.
Designed for developmental educators involved in a Telementoring Project, this instructional unit identifies common causes of poor academic performance by students enrolled in developmental programs. The sections of the unit address: (1) students' lack of personal and/or academic autonomy in terms of expected success, locus of control, and interventions for strengthening internal locus of control; (2) mismatched styles of learning and teaching; (3) reading and vocabulary deficiencies and instructional techniques that can help students overcome them; (4) negative attitudes toward education and the ways in which educational policies can reinforce them; (5) deficiencies in critical thinking/reasoning skills and general knowledge, and the problems of "mispreparedness" and"underpreparedness"; and (6) learning disabilities. In addition to discussing the problem, each section examines relevant instructional techniques and provides a bibliography. A list of discussion questions concludes the unit. Appendixes provide an annotated bibliography of ERIC materials and relevant journal articles. (AYC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC. National Center for Developmental Education.