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ERIC Number: EJ1097703
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Persistence of At-Risk Students in a Developmental Reading Course
Johnson, Carrie; Stevens, Cindy
NADE Digest, v2 n2 p45-54 Fall 2006
Developmental programs exist throughout postsecondary education institutions. The CHANCE program at Northern Illinois University targets the needs of inner city students to support them in becoming successful college students. This study sought to understand the reasons that CHANCE students who had failed a required reading course returned to the university and succeeded in passing the course the second time. The study revealed three major themes in the students' decisions to return and continue their education: personal motivation, role of the mentor, and the role of the instructor.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
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