Journal of Developmental Education

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 2, Winter

Critical Thinking: Inert Information, Activated Ignorance, and Activated Knowledge
It is impossible to reason without using some set of facts, data, or experiences as a constituent part of one's thinking. Finding trustworthy sources of information and refining one's own experience critically are important goals of critical thinkers....
Developmental Theory: Application in a Developmental Mathematics Program
Selecting theory to guide practice has not been a simple matter for developmental educators. Collins and Bruch (2000) observed that there are dozens of theoretical perspectives that can contribute to the informed practice of developmental education including...
Engaging Students in Online Conferences
Developments One of the possible pitfalls of employing online interaction is the tendency of participants to read postings but contribute very little to the academic conversation. Dr. W. R. Klemm claims that such "lurkers" do not become engaged in the...
Equity and Access Issues: A Discussion with Yolanda Moses
Note: about the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE): AAHE is a membership organization dedicated to promoting the changes higher education must make to ensure its continued effectiveness, especially in the area of student learning. AAHE...
High School Preparation, Placement Testing, and College Remediation
The need for an educated work force and a college education has increased over the last several decades. However, a large number of entering college students are not prepared for college-level course work. There is a widespread need for remedial education...
NADE News: Project Update
Things are moving at a fast clip within NADE! Let me share with you a few of the many projects NADE leadership has been pursuing. NADE website. As I write this, the NADE website is getting a new look, a new structure, and a new home! If all goes well,...
Student Involvement in Course Management
In traditional settings, faculty tend to make most of the decisions about the courses they teach: teachers make the rules and expect students to follow. However most agree that some inherent goals of college education may include the development of well-prepared,...
Techtalk: Expanding the Online Discussion
In the last column, we looked at three types of online discussion and ways that developmental educators can help college students learn effectively within these conversations. We analyzed type 1 discussions, in terms of online tutoring, in which the...
The Cost of Remedial Education in Higher Education
Remedial education is currently a topic of considerable debate. Since 1995, it has been the subject of 48 newspaper articles in the nation's largest newspapers (Boylan & Saxon, 1999). Much of the reason for this attention centers on the cost of delivery....
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