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ERIC Number: EJ1001036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1541-0935
Perceptions of Students in Developmental Classes
Koch, Bevan; Slate, John R.; Moore, George
Community College Enterprise, v18 n2 p62-82 Fall 2012
The number of students enrolling in colleges and universities requiring remedial programs is increasing. Developmental courses are used to increase student academic skills. Understanding how students perceive their placement and experience in developmental courses can provide valuable insight for high schools, community colleges, and universities on meeting the needs of this growing population. In this phenomenological study, the experiences of three community college students who participated in developmental courses on community college campuses in Texas were examined through use of an individual interview protocol. Five themes emerged from the data analyses: (a) affective perceptions, (b) academic perceptions, (c) behaviors, (d) resources, and (e) perceived benefits. Implications for high schools and developmental program coordinators are included. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas