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ERIC Number: ED509675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May-4
Pages: 37
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Taking Dual Enrollment Deeper: Supports for the "Forgotten Middle" in a Tenth Grade Classroom
Leonard, Jack
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Denver, CO, Apr 30-May 4, 2010)
This qualitative research case study examined the supports required for 31 academically average 10th grade students to succeed on three dual enrollment college courses. Conceptually, support was a team effort, with contributions considered from administrators, faculty, parents and students. The paper documents support contributions from all four teams of people, with significant evidence that students were developing important college readiness skills. Support mechanisms included such things as a learning community model, a stretched curriculum, reduced tuition fees, an interdisciplinary integrated curriculum, team-teaching, classroom accommodations and a no-failure rule. One unexpected finding was that tuition fees greatly increased parental support. The full survey appears is appended. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 10; High Schools; Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System