Journal of Developmental Education

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 1, Fall

Cost of Developmental Education: An Update of Breneman and Haarlow
The emergence of a global economy has fueled the need for highly skilled workers with postsecondary credentials and has placed increased pressure on American higher education to produce a greater number of graduates. In order to remain competitive in...
Critical Thinking: Competency Standards Essential for the Cultivation of Intellectual Skills, Part 2
In the last column we introduced the concept of critical thinking competency standards and argued for the importance of these competencies in teaching and learning. In this column we continue our introduction and provide three examples of critical thinking...
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January 20, 2012 - Call for Presentations Deadline (extended), National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development 34th Annual Conference in Austin TX. For more information visit www.nisod.org/conference/proposal.htmlFebruary 1, 2012 - Deadline...
Ideas in Practice: Collaborative Problem-Based Learning in Intermediate Algebra
There is a growing sense of national urgency around improving the field of developmental mathematics (Cullinane &Treisman, 2010). College educators have long recognized a problem in theplethora of students placed into developmental mathematics courses...
NADE News: A Mosaic of Activities
With this issue of JDE, the NADE Board formally invites you to the 2012 NADE Annual Conference, to be held February 22-25, 2012, in Orlando, Florida. From preconferences to concurrent and poster sessions; from fabulous plenary speakers to the second...
Spelling Facilitates Good ESL Reading Comprehension
The main purpose of reading is reading comprehension, defined as the ability to make meaning from written text (M. Burt, Peyton, & Van Duzer, 2005). Although many educators consider reading comprehension to be one of the most crucial skills for academic...
Staying on Track: Retaining Low-Income Students
A new study based on a program at the University of New Mexico (UNM) has been found to retain more low-income students by promoting an increase in the amount of credits earned per semester. The program is entitled VISTA (Vision Inspired Scholarship Through...
Techtalk: The Community of Inquiry Model for a Developmental Writing Classroom
Last year, Burgess and Caverly (2010) used the Community of Inquiry (CoI) model (Garrison, Anderson, & Archer, 2000) as a guide for fostering online learning when building developmental literacy. McDaniel and Caverly (2010) also applied the model...
Tips for Teaching English
Research regarding at-riskcollege students indicates that this population is faced with many obstacles to academic success. Some barriers include: living in poverty, coming from a minority background, being raised in single-parent homes, having mothers...
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