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Romano, Richard M.; Kirshstein, Rita J.; D'Amico, Mark; Hom, Willard; Van Noy, Michelle – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: In the first study of its kind, the impact of excluding noncredit enrollments in calculations of spending in community colleges is explored. Noncredit enrollments are not reported to Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), but expenditures for these efforts are. This study corrects for this omission and provides new…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Noncredit Courses, Enrollment, Computation
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Perin, Dolores – Community College Review, 2011
This is a review of evidence for contextualization, defined here as an instructional approach connecting foundational skills and college-level content. Two forms of contextualization are identified, "contextualized" and "integrated" instruction. Despite methodological limitations, the available studies suggest that contextualization has the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Literature Reviews, Instructional Design, Integrated Curriculum
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Wachen, John; Jenkins, Davis; Van Noy, Michelle – Community College Review, 2011
The federal government and private foundations for education have established postsecondary credential completion as a national imperative. Washington State's Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) model was developed to increase the rate at which basic skills students advance to and succeed in college-level occupational programs,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Technical Education, Basic Skills, Career Education
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Kozeracki, Carol A. – Community College Review, 2002
Discusses the meaning and extent of developmental education in community colleges and higher education. Presents some current controversies, examines outcomes-related data, and addresses issue of faculty training in the field. (Contains 57 references.) (AUTH/NB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Compensatory Education, Developmental Studies Programs
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Perin, Dolores – Community College Review, 2002
Discusses mainstreaming and centralization, two ways in which community colleges organize developmental education. Compares these models in terms of instructional quality, ancillary services, teacher characteristics, student reactions, reputation, and remediation. Offers recommendations to college administrators and state policy makers for…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Centralization, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs
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Cross, K. Patricia – Community College Review, 1983
Examines the impact of new student populations on community colleges. Notes the proliferation of remedial programs, individualized instruction, and diagnostic testing and placement services in response to student learning problems and the expansion of noncredit offerings, experiential learning credit, and cooperative education programs responding…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Basic Skills, College Programs, Community Colleges
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Palmer, James C. – Community College Review, 1984
Drawing from a review of the literature and a study of 6,000 urban community college students, assesses whether students in college reading and writing courses achieve ability gains in these areas and whether their abilities improve as students advance through the curriculum. (DMM)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education
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Homan, John, Jr. – Community College Review, 1981
Recommends an approach to basic skills instruction which takes poetry as its focus to study grammar, style, and ideas. Reports three benefits: poetry gives students something significant to read, utilizes professionals' grammar and usage to teach these areas, and generates readable topics for writing. Provides two typical assignments. (DMM)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Learning Activities, Poetry
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Douglass, John D. – Community College Review, 1977
Sets forth the policy on acceptable standards in English composition established at a community college in Kentucky and documents the college's problems in setting up a competency-based composition program. (DC)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Basic Skills, Behavioral Objectives, Community Colleges
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Handleman, Chester – Community College Review, 1977
A survey designed to investigate the causes of declining levels of student achievement indicated that (1) there has been an over-use of objective testing, (2) grade inflation is a serious problem, and (3) community colleges may have over-emphasized accommodation of unprepared students and under-emphasized cognitive learning. Recommendations to…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Basic Skills, College Role, Community Colleges
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Rivera, William M. – Community College Review, 1975
The Apperceptual Interaction Method (AIM), developed by World Education, teaches coping skills to Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language students. AIM develops teaching materials locally in the form of leaflets which students build into books. Special emphasis is placed on solving practical life problems. (NHM)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Daily Living Skills, English (Second Language)
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Merchant, Ronald – Community College Review, 1980
Describes a competency based business mathematics course offered at Spokane Falls Community College (Washington) in which students, through the use of calculators, master mathematical concepts without having to mentally add columns of figures or perform complex arithmetic problems on paper. Examines both the mathematical and 10-key skills…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Business Education, Calculators, College Mathematics
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Kraetsch, Gayla A. – Community College Review, 1980
Focuses on: (1) the findings of studies of the characteristics and prevalence of underprepared college students; (2) the status of the basic skills movement and of state-level basic skills testing programs in each state; and (3) responses community colleges must make to deal with underprepared students. (AYC)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College Role, Community Colleges, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Dunford, Terry – Community College Review, 1987
Considers the implications of "Academic Preparation for College" and "Teaching for Transition from High School to College" for community colleges. Suggests that four-year colleges will respond by reevaluating the transferability of community college courses and that a liberal arts curriculum is the best approach to basic skills instruction. (CBC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Basic Skills, College Curriculum, College Transfer Students
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Weber, Jerry – Community College Review, 1986
Reviews research on student assessment and placement, focusing on problems and questions; methods of assessment; establishing cut scores; and evaluation of course placement systems. Includes an extensive bibliography. (LAL)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Educational Research, Educational Testing
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