Journal of Developmental Education

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 1, Fall

Critical Thinking: Nine Strategies for Everyday Life, Part I
Most of us are not what we could be. We are less. We have great capacity. But most of it is dormant; most is undeveloped. Improvement in thinking is like improvement in basketball, in ballet, or in playing the saxophone. It is unlikely to take place...
Cutback on Remedial Work in Georgia: Deadline Woes
Georgia's goal to eliminate remedial education for traditional-age freshman by 2001 may be more difficult than expected to attain. Officials are anticipating that some of the state's public universities will fall short of achieving that objective, and...
Evaluating Developmental Education Programs by Measuring Literacy Growth
The intent of developmental education programs in higher education-"to eliminate deficiencies that diminish students' potential to succeed in college level courses" (Tomlinson, 1989, p. 7)-is necessary and worthwhile. However, program instructors and...
Improving Instruction: The Power of Incremental Change
In a short, but to the point, article in The Teaching Professor, the publication's editor shares some compelling ideas about improving instruction. He cites several reflections by John W. Moore, editor of theJournal of Chemical Education, relative to...
Metacognition and Freshman Academic Performance
Comprehension is an active process through which meaning is constructed. Often it demands that the reader "step in" to figure out the meaning of an unknown word, identify the major theme in the text, or use bridging inferences to maintain text coherence...
Rethinking Developmental Education: A Conversation with John N. Gardner
John Gardner is the Senior Fellow of the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina. The Center, founded by Gardner in 1986, organizes the popular and influential Conferences...
Techtalk: Teaching Writing Online
Last year in this column we introduced a generational model for distance education. We discussed generation one (G1) online courses, providing students with handouts and links to developmental education sites; generation two (G2) online courses, providing...
Toward a Developmental Theory for Developmental Educators
Recent Research and Theory in Developmental Education Lundell and Collins (1999) reviewed the research literature contained in the National Center for Developmental Education's recent Annotated Research Bibliographies in Developmental Education, Volumes...
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