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Bauer, Laurie B. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
The near constant use of technology today has led to widespread changes in the way literacy is imagined, used, and theorized. Since college students spend a significant amount of time using and being involved with various acts of technology, there is no doubt that their literate lives are changing and adapting as well. Although most college-aged…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Xu, Di; Dadgar, Mina – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: This article examines the effectiveness of remediation for community college students who are identified as having the lowest skills in math. Method: We use transcript data from a state community college system and take advantage of a regression discontinuity design that compares statistically identical students who are assigned to the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Remedial Mathematics, Instructional Effectiveness
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Wilson, Douglas A.; Dondlinger, Mary Jo; Parsons, Jacob L.; Niu, Xiaoyue – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
This quasiexperimental investigation describes the relative effects of a technology-driven course redesign on retention and achievement in a developmental writing program at a large, urban community college in the southwest United States. The new program focused on student learning and included online as well as face-to-face components that…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Blended Learning, Curriculum Design
Walter, Frank – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Comal County, Texas, may be rural but its students face many of the same challenges as students in urban districts. Communities In Schools of South Central Texas works with the local school district to identify student needs and provide critical supports to help young people prepare for life after high school.
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Needs, Developmental Studies Programs, Student Development
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Roth, Daniel – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
Although vocabulary instruction is a pressing need for postsecondary reading instructors, a minimal amount of current postsecondary scholarship addresses this need, and almost no current scholarship addresses the textbook tradition of morphemic analysis (MA). The present article reviews the literature on MA instruction and argues for teaching MA…
Descriptors: Morphemes, Developmental Studies Programs, Reading Instruction, Textbooks
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Demirg├╝nes, Sercan – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Educational systems differ from country to country. Variables including society's requirements and state policies may underlie these different systems. No matter what rationale those system differences have, the main purpose of the system is to raise "qualified individuals." Institutions of higher educations are structures in which the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Transitional Programs, Program Proposals
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Ngo, Federick; Kosiewicz, Holly – Review of Higher Education, 2017
Improving the outcomes of students in developmental or remedial math remains a puzzle in higher education. Concerns with low persistence and completion rates have motivated proponents of reform to reconsider the delivery of developmental math. Lengthening the amount of time in math is thought to be an intervention that improves academic…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Developmental Studies Programs, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Allen, Nancy J.; DeLauro, Kimberly A.; Perry, Julia K.; Carman, Carol A. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Previous research has found a positive relationship between students who had completed a sequence of developmental reading and writing courses and success in a reading-intensive college-level course. This study replicates and expands upon the previous research of Goldstein and Perin (2008) by utilizing a differently diverse sample and an…
Descriptors: Correlation, Developmental Studies Programs, Reading Skills, Literacy
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Martirosyan, Nara M.; Kennon, J. Lindsey; Saxon, D. Patrick; Edmonson, Stacey L.; Skidmore, Susan T. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the current state of technology integration in developmental education in Texas higher education. Analyzing survey data from developmental education faculty members in 70 2- and 4-year colleges in Texas, researchers identified instructor-reported best instructional technology practices in developmental…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Developmental Studies Programs, Higher Education
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van Rijk, Yvonne; de Mey, Langha; de Haan, Dorian; van Oers, Bert; Volman, Monique – Research Papers in Education, 2017
Content-oriented reading interventions that focus on the integration of motivational enhancement and strategy instruction have been found to have positive effects. Developmental education (DE) in the Netherlands is an innovative content-oriented approach in which reading is an integral part of an inquiry-oriented curriculum. Reading for meaning is…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Teaching Methods
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van Rooijen, Martin; Newstead, Shelly – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
There is a growing concern that adults who supervise children's play may restrict opportunities for children to engage in risky activities. Risk-benefit assessment is commonly advocated as a way of allowing children to take managed risks within settings. However "risk-benefit" adopts a limited strategy of convincing professionals of the…
Descriptors: Risk, Performance Factors, Play, Developmental Studies Programs
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Crisp, Gloria; Reyes, Nicole Alia Salis; Doran, Erin – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2017
This study examines Latina/o students' remedial math needs and outcomes. Data were drawn from a national sample of Latina/o students. Hierarchical generalized linear modeling techniques were used to predict three successful remediation outcomes. Results highlight the importance of providing financial aid and academic support to Latina/o students,…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Mathematics Achievement, Remedial Mathematics, Hispanic American Students
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Litzau, Christopher; Rice, Nancy – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2017
The number of students in the United States who did not complete high school decreased by 27% from 2008 to 2012 (Alliance for Excellent Education, America's Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises, & The Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, 2015). This is a positive trend. High schools can help students complete school and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Developmental Studies Programs, Dropout Prevention, Reentry Students
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McConnell, Amber E.; Martin, James E.; Herron, Jason P.; Hennessey, Maeghan N. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2017
Gender differences have been found in post-school outcomes of students with disabilities, yet these differences are rarely examined. To determine whether male and female high school students with disabilities scored differently in non-academic behaviors known to affect post-school education and employment measured by the Transition Assessment and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, High School Students, Disabilities, Scores
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Woods, Chenoa S.; Richard, Keith; Park, Toby; Tandberg, David; Hu, Shouping; Jones, Tamara Bertrand – Innovative Higher Education, 2017
In this article we report on our exploration of academic advising practices at 19 community colleges in the Florida College System after the implementation of Senate Bill 1720. This bill made developmental education optional for many students and mandated that colleges provide academic advising for all new students. Descriptive statistics of…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Remedial Instruction, Community Colleges, Educational Legislation
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