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ERIC Number: ED551491
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 167
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2677-9087-3
Best Instructional Practices in Developmental Education: Faculty Perceptions
Pierce, Calisa A.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Marshall University
This descriptive study employed a survey to examine the perspectives of developmental education faculty members at public community colleges regarding instructional practices that have been identified in the literature as effective for developmental education. The study focused on two major areas related to the instructional practices surveyed: the degree to which faculty members perceive the practices to be effective, and the degree to which they report they employ the practices. The entire population of West Virginia full-time faculty members teaching developmental education regularly in public community and technical colleges was surveyed, with an 89.6% response rate. In addition, demographic information was collected and examined in an ex post facto design in order to determine whether there was a difference in faculty members' perceptions of instructional practice effectiveness and the frequency of use of these practices related to subject area taught and to various other independent demographic variables. Survey items with a majority of faculty ratings above mid-scale were designated as critically important; of the eighteen identified instructional practices, sixteen were designated as critically important. [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; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: West Virginia