ERIC Number: ED454470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
The Impact of Developmental Education: Myths and Misconceptions.
Littleton, Roosevelt, Jr.
This document provides an examination of criticism directed towards developmental education. Ten common myths regarding the impact and effectiveness of developmental education are addressed and refuted. Some of the myths reviewed include the history of developmental education; theory-based developmental education programs; faculty training; profiles of developmental students; non-academic experiences; developmental program cost efficiency; and centralized versus decentralized developmental education programs. The review indicates that despite increasing criticism, developmental education programs remain a cost-efficient approach to educating underprepared college students. (Contains 46 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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