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ERIC Number: EJ922122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
The Role of Developmental Education in Community Colleges. UCLA Community College Bibliography
Zarkesh, Maryam
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v28 n6 p549-553 2004
The goal of developmental, or remedial education is to help students prepare for college level courses. Students need remediation for a variety of social, economic, and psychological reasons. Many students requiring remediation turn to community colleges because community colleges have an open door policy regardless of a student's level of academic preparedness. According the National Center for Education Statistics in the Institute of Education Sciences, 42% of entering freshmen at public two-year college were enrolled in at least one developmental course in the fall of 2000. This annotated bibliography cites documents that discuss the challenges faced by specific community colleges in providing effective remedial education programs, the institutional policies and practices regarding remediation in community colleges, the benefits of developmental education for different student populations, and the future of remediation at community colleges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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