ERIC Number: ED316076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Postsecondary Developmental Programs: A Traditional Agenda with New Imperatives. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report 3, 1989.
Tomlinson, Louise M.
The report examines postsecondary developmental education for students denied regular admission to the institution. Addressed are such concerns as the evolution of developmental programs, the effect of developmental programs on the integrity of academic institutions, and the future of postsecondary developmental programs. The report's seven sections discuss the following topics and subtopics: (1) the historical perspective of postsecondary developmental education (the evolution of developmental programs in the United States and the purpose, function, nature, definition and ambiguities of such programs); (2) the rationale for developmental programs (new target population, projections, arguments on role and responsibility, learning deficiencies, experiential deficiencies, and standardized placement trends--SAT averages); (3) characteristics of postsecondary developmental programs (alternative structures, types of interventions, delivery modes, operational models, and the role of junior and senior colleges and universities); (4) exemplars and problems in the delivery of developmental services (profiles of two successful programs, factors of success) personnel, program design, general criticisms, and problems); (5) program evaluation (assessments of program evaluation, focus and findings, and evaluation designs and implications); (6) changes in education and the challenge to developmental curriculum (including a comparison of Sternberg on training intelligence, Feurstein on instrumental enrichment, and Lipman on philosophy in the classroom); and (7) policy and possibilities for future developmental programs (the role of the state in policy, training administrators and faculty, the prospective developmental student population, the general prosperity of programs, and developmental research). Contains 139 references. (SM)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Preparation, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Development, Educationally Disadvantaged, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Skill Development, Transitional Programs
ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Reports, The George Washington University, One Dupont Circle, Suite 630, Dept. RC, Washington, DC 20036-1183 ($15.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for the Study of Higher Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.