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ERIC Number: ED523863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 87
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1244-1256-6
The Perceptions of Faculty and Administrators of Remedial Mathematics Education in Two Higher Education Institutions
Datta, Asoke Kumar
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California
This study explores the perceptions held by faculty and administrators about the effectiveness and institutional characteristics of remedial mathematics programs at two community colleges. Each college approaches remedial education in a different manner but achieves similar outcomes. A qualitative approach was used to elicit a rich spectrum of opinions and experiences to highlight those individual and organizational factors that shape the respondents beliefs and understanding of what they do. Analysis of the responses indicates that there is a significant degree of difference between the opinions of administrators and faculty members on the issues of programmatic effectiveness and faculty professional development. Additionally, it was found that a perceived lack of institutional or system level policies exists. Furthermore, a sense of stigmatization can be found amongst faculty who exclusively teach remedial mathematics courses. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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