Research & Teaching in Developmental Education

Research & Teaching in Developmental Education is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 1, Fall

A "Reform" Placement Test
AbstractIn the past ten years much attention has been focused on reforming the secondary mathematics curriculum. If these reform efforts have had an impact on student learning then incoming college freshmen will be differently prepared for collegiate...
Attendance Policies in Developmental Education Courses: The Student Point of View
AbstractIn our last column, two developmental education faculty members debated the use of attendance policies in developmental education courses. In this column, we follow up with a report on preliminary results of a research study that analyzed developmental...
Class Attendance: How Students' Attitudes about Attendance Relate to Their Academic Performance in Introductory Science Classes
AbstractTwo sections of an introductory biology course having significantly different rates of attendance were studied to understand how differences in attendance (a) relate to developmental education students' attitudes about attendance and grades,...
Foreword
June 26, 2006RTDE Readers:This edition of Research and Teaching in Developmental Education marks the beginning of a new era. It is an honor for the New York College Learning Skills Association to sponsor the publication and we welcome Mary Ellen Mulvey...
Making the Case for Designing Strategic Learning Courses Based on Actual Learning Demands
"Although it may seem obvious, our first recommendation is that programs and courses should reflect the academic tasks and texts that professors assign" (Nist & Simpson, 2000, p. 658).In the implications section of their seminal review article, "College...
Response to Dominic Voge's Endnote Article, "Discovering Students' Beliefs about Meaning May Be Key to Understanding Their Resistance to Adopting Active Approaches to Learning" (RTDE, 2006)
I agree with Dominic Voge that we must examine our assumptions about students' attitudes and beliefs toward their courses. As Voge's case study illustrates, contrary to our assumption that they will try in good faith to apply what we teach them, some...
So Who Are Our Students Anyway? a Report on the Characteristics of Incoming Freshmen
AbstractThis report summarizes the findings of a study whose primary purpose was to create a database describing the institution's incoming freshmen. Of the nearly 170 variables stored in the database, thirty were considered for this report, which identifies...
The General College Vision: Integrating Intellectual Growth, Multicultural Perspectives, and Student Development
Higbee, J., Lundell, D., & Arendale, D.(Eds.). (2005). The General College Vision: Integrating Intellectual Growth, Multicultural Perspectives, and Student Development. Minneapolis: General College and the Center for Research on Developmental Education...
Understanding the Experiences of a Developmental Student: A Phenomenological Study
AbstractThis research involves a phenomenological study of a college graduate who began college as a developmental student. The work includes an introduction with a statement of purpose, a set of questions that will shape the study, and a rationale for...

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