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ERIC Number: ED527557
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 110
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1244-0348-9
The Perceptions of Developmental Education Faculty regarding the Effectiveness of Developmental Education Programs
Edwards, Diondrea R.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Grambling State University
The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of developmental faculty regarding the effectiveness of developmental education. Today, many individuals believe developmental education programs should not be a part of the college curriculum. They believe that developmental courses should be taught in high school or some other program designed for the academic underpreparedness of students. These opinions have somewhat taunted the field of developmental education (Good, 2000). With this thought in mind, it is a clear indication that developmental faculty members are needed to provide their perceptions of the importance of developmental education programs. It is hoped that by researching their perceptions regarding the effectiveness of developmental education, results can be used to build a stronger and more supportive community in the field of developmental education (Boylan & Bonham, 1994). A 2 x 2 x 2 factorial design was employed in this study. Gender (male and female); age (35 years or less and 36 years and above); and years of experience (15 years or less and 16 years and above) were the independent variables. The perceptions of developmental education programs were the dependent variables. The Edwards' Developmental Education Survey (2007) was given to a group of experts, and they were asked to rate the instrument on a four-point scale. The format of the scale was excellent, good, fair or poor. Once the experts agreed that the instrument was valid, the instrument was field-tested. [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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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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