Printer Friendly

Remediation, Retention, Rigor and Reform--The New 3 R's Plus One.

To read the full text of this article, click here:

This examination of the issues of reform pertinent to adult and developmental education focuses largely on the activities and recommendations of the Learning, Assessment, Retention Consortium (LARC) of California with respect to these concerns. The first sections of the paper address the problem of underprepared college students, and the policy issues that have emerged in the debate over literacy. The next section considers the question of educational reform, focusing on top-down responses in areas such as program evaluation, institutional policies on credit and advisement, increased academic rigor, and revised teacher roles; and bottom-up responses which value college-based efforts, collaboration, and teaching and learning strategies. Following an overview of major trends in remediation, political questions and complaints about the current state of remedial/developmental education are highlighted. The next sections focus on LARC's responses to the questions central to the current debate over remedial education, looking at: (1) the major objectives of the consortium; (2) the premises developed about remedial education; (3) major strategies, i.e., a comprehensive assessment, placement, learning, follow-up system; identification and sharing of promising practices; use of faculty teams to increase credibility; use of visiting teams for training; information dissemination; and database development; (4) study findings regarding retention and remediation; and (5) special projects. Finally, 10 activities are suggested to provide purpose for remedial education. (LAL)

COPYRIGHT 1984 U.S. Department of Education
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1984 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Author:Bray, Dorothy
Publication:ERIC: Reports
Date:Apr 27, 1984
Previous Article:Assessment Placement: A Design for Student Success and Institutional Planning for the 1980's. Management Report, 1983-3/4.
Next Article:The Evaluation of Remedial Programs in the Community Colleges.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2022 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |