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ERIC Number: EJ943055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2984
The Role of Postsecondary Remediation for African American Students: A Review of Research
Davis, Ryan J.; Palmer, Robert T.
Journal of Negro Education, v79 n4 p503-520 Fall 2010
The role of remediation in higher education has generated much debate over the last two decades. While states have enacted policies that reduced or eliminated postsecondary remediation, many policy actors and analysts have not completely acknowledged the ways in which remediation affects college access and success for African American students. This review of research first explains why African American students are disproportionately underprepared for college-level work Then, the authors summarize the debates concerning the role of remediation in higher education, synthesize the research on the effectiveness of postsecondary remediation, and discuss major and recent policy enactments, They draw implications for the ways in which postsecondary remediation affects Africans American students and offer recommendations for future research and policy. (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: Florida; Indiana; Massachusetts; New York