ERIC Number: EJ1021993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Contextualized Learning May Redefine Remedial Education
Hamilton, David W.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v37 n12 p1016-1020 2013
Paul Fain (2011), cited community college leaders who overwhelmingly voted at the Reimagining Community Colleges invitation-only conference held September 23, 2011 in New York City, for team teaching and other innovations as the most important fix for remedial education in community colleges. Team teaching is not common in postsecondary education and is difficult to do well. This paper presents the argument that it is the contextualized material that leads to team teaching success. Contextualized learning has not been rigorously researched, and it is far from having enough research for most community colleges to learn from and adapt. Although Perin (2011) found that contextualized learning had been used in various ways in educational literature, this paper focuses on the integration of remedial education materials into a community college career technical skills coursework.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Remedial Instruction, Team Teaching, Context Effect, Integrated Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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