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ERIC Number: ED453242
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Stakes for Students: Agenda-Setting and Remedial Education.
Mazzeo, Christopher
The enactment and early implementation of remedial education policy reform was examined in Massachusetts and Oklahoma. The study also addressed the question of why "stakes for students" is an increasingly attractive option in elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education reform. In these states, as in others, the high levels of remediation required by college students have become a policy problem. Both Massachusetts and Oklahoma took early and strong action to address political concerns about postsecondary remediation. A number of data sources were consulted in this study. Three central themes emerged. First, in both states, remediation policy is part of a broader reform agenda. Second, it is also apparent that remediation has emerged as an issue absent of any groundswell of public concern about its extent or costs. Third, reforms in this area have evolved and changed substantially over time in both states. Examining these changes gives a sense of the complex political and institutional environment for the issue of college-level remediation. (Contains 101 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; Oklahoma