Journal of Developmental Education

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 1, Fall

Addressing Flawed Research in Developmental Education
During the past 5 years, community college developmental education has been the subject of considerable debate. Research centers such as MDRC and the Community College Research Center (CCRC) have conducted many studies on all aspects of developmental...
Critical Thinking: Competency Standards Essential to the Cultivation of Intellectual Skills, Part 5
In the last four columns we introduced the concept of critical thinking competency standards and elaborated a number of such standards, targeting the analysis of thought, the assessment of thought, and the cultivation of intellectual virtues. In this...
Feedback on Developmental Writing Students' First Drafts
Developmental writing teachers often feel pressured by competing directives for the appropriate method to provide feedback to their students. Researcher Nancy Sommers (2012) asked students what they thought about faculty feedback on their writing. Students...
For Your Information
February 1, 2013 - Application deadline for Summer 2013 Cohort, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. For more information see ad, page 35, or visit www.shsu.edu/graduate27 - March 2, 2013 - National Association for Developmental Education's...
NADE News: Conference Draws Near
The NADE Executive Board has been actively engaged this year in many national conversations that have helped inform the agenda around developmental education. Also, many local chapter members have been asked to sit on local and state advisory committees....
State Policies on Developmental Education
State policies remain an issue in developmental education as budgets continue to decrease and the need continues to rise. In 2006, Attewell, Lavin, Domina, and Levey estimated that "40% of traditional college students enroll in remedial courses" in 76%...
Strategies to Increase Enrollment, Retention, and Graduation Rates
Most people have heard the infamous phrase, "Knowledge is Power." And President Barak Obama (2008) has stated, "Now is the time to finally meet our moral obligation to provide every child a world-class education, because it will take nothing less to...
Techtalk: 13a-Mobile Learning and the Knowledge Age
In 2009 Caverly, Ward, and Caverly discussed the role of mobile phones in developmental education. With tablet devices such as the iPad emerging in 2010; the continuous development of "smart" phones (i.e., running applications like a computer) such as...
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