ERIC Number: EJ1007209
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Shifts in Attitudes: A Qualitative Exploration of Student Attitudes towards Efforts of Remediation
Bachman, Rachel M.
Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, v29 n2 p14-29 Spr 2013
Since more than one third of students in postsecondary education enroll in remedial or developmental courses (Aud et. al, 2011) and even more take advantage of different types of tutoring, remediation is an important part of our colleges and universities. While some literature speaks to the public perception of remediation (Boylan & Bonham, 2007; Boylan & Saxon, 1998; Deil-Amen & Rosenhaum, 2002; Shaw, 1997; Stratton, 1998; Stuart, 2009), few reference the beliefs regarding remediation of the students actually involved in these efforts. For this study, interviews were conducted with nine undergraduate students regarding their experiences with efforts of remediation and their attitudes, beliefs, and feelings toward these efforts. This paper focuses on the shifts in student attitudes toward a more positive outlook on remediation and four influences impacting these shifts.
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Remedial Instruction, Qualitative Research, Beliefs, Interviews, Student Experience, Attitude Change, Attitude Measures, Needs Assessment, Attribution Theory
New York College Learning Skills Association. Web site: http://www.nyclsa.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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