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ERIC Number: ED423794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
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Developmental Education: Preparing Successful College Students. Monograph Series #24.
Higbee, Jeanne L., Ed.; Dwinell, Patricia L., Ed.
The 16 chapters of this volume describe a wide variety of developmental programs intended to promote skill development and enhance academic performance for high-risk students at all levels of higher education. Following an introductory chapter by the editors, the chapters are: (1) "The Origin, Scope, and Outcomes of Developmental Education in the 20th Century" (Hunter R. Boylan and D. Patrick Saxon); (2) "Who Belongs in College: A Second Look" (Carlette J. Hardin); (3) "Transitions in Developmental Education: Interviews with Hunter Boylan and David Arendale" (Cheryl B. Stratton); (4) "Remedial/Developmental Education: Past, Present, and Future" (Milton G. Spann, Jr. and Suella McCrimmon); (5) "Provisionally Admitted College Students: Do They Belong in a Research University?" (Don T. Garnett and M.V. Hood III); (6) "Transitions in Developmental Education at the University of Georgia" (Jeanne L. Higbee and Patricia L. Dwinell); (7) "Developmental Education at a Public Research University" (Catherine Wambach and Robert delMas); (8) "A Charge to Developmental Educators: Ignite the Spark" (Rita Klein et al.); (9) "The Impact of a Course in Strategic Learning on the Long-Term Retention of College Students" (Claire E. Weinstein et al.); (10) "Integrating Critical Thinking into the Developmental Curriculum" (Linda Best); (11) "Metacognition: Facilitating Academic Success" (Cynthia M. Craig); (12) "Student Beliefs, Learning Theories, and Developmental Mathematics: New Challenges in Preparing Successful College Students" (Irene Mary Duranczyk and Joanne Caniglia); (13)"Mainstreaming Basic Writers: Chronicling the Debate" (Mary P. Deming); (14) "A Commentary on the Current State of Developmental Reading Programs" (Martha Maxwell); (15) "Establishing Personal Management Training in Developmental Education and First-Year Curricula" (Robert Nelson); and (16) "Increasing Efficiency and Effectiveness of Learning for Freshman College Students through Supplemental Instruction" (David Arendale). A concluding chapter is by the editors. (Individual chapters contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College Admission, College Bound Students, College Freshmen, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Trends, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Program Development, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs, Skill Development, Student Development, Transitional Programs
National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina, 1728 College St., Columbia, SC 29208; Tel: 803-777-6029; Fax: 803-777-4699 ($35).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. National Resource Center for First-Year Experience & Students in Transition.