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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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Roueche, John E.; And Others – Community College Review, 1985
Based on a review of research and literature on student academic performance, provides an overview of the state of basic skills (developmental) instruction in the two-year college. Discusses the characteristics of successful basic skills programs. (DMM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs
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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