ERIC Number: ED421176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Developmental Education: A Twenty-First Century Social and Economic Imperative.
McCabe, Robert H., Ed.; Day, Philip R., Jr., Ed.
This monograph addresses developmental education in the 21st Century, identifying the major issues and providing examples of successful developmental programs. The first chapter, "Access and the New America of the Twenty-First Century," emphasizes several changes in American society that have affected access to education and developmental programs. These include the access revolution following World War II, technology, the aging of the population, immigration, poverty, family dynamics, employment, and enrollments in higher education. The second chapter, "Work, the Individual, and the Economy," discusses the changing nature of work and the resulting higher skills needed for employment, and welfare reform. Chapter 3, "What Works in Developmental Education," describes key components for developmental programs and provides several examples of programs that have been successful. Chapter 4, "The Case for Developmental Education in the Twenty-First Century," offers several arguments that support the need for developmental programs. The remaining ten chapters in the monograph contain data and descriptions of exemplary developmental education programs at community colleges throughout the country (Bucks County Community College, Community College of Denver, Delgado Community College, Greenville Technical College, Guilford Technical Community College, Portland Community College, Prince George's Community College, Sandhills Community College, Santa Fe Community College, and Trident Technical College). References are provided at the end of most chapters. (YKH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Employment Patterns, Futures (of Society), Program Effectiveness, Remedial Instruction, Social Change, Student Characteristics, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services
League for Innovation in the Community College, 26522 La Alameda, Suite 370, Mission Viejo, California 92621; fax: 949-367-2885; Phone: 949-367-2884; Web: www.league.org ($15).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: League for Innovation in the Community Coll., Laguna Hills, CA.; College Board, New York, NY.