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Student Success in Community Colleges: A Practical Guide to Developmental Education

ISBN: 978-0-470-60661-2
240 pages
February 2010, Jossey-Bass
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As changing demographics bring underprepared students to college, higher education institutions are growing concerned about basic skills education. Student Success in Community Colleges: A Practical Guide to Developmental Education provides a self-assessment instrument, investment modeling tools, and practices to succeed in community college. Compiled with over two-hundred-and-fifty published sources and thirty years of research, this guidebook explores administrative obstacles to learning and shows practical ways for faculty to modify teaching and supportive services for immediate improvement.
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Foreword: Basic Skills as a Foundation for Institutional Transformation (John Nixon).

Acknowledgments.

The Authors.

Introduction.

Part One Effective Practices.

1 Organizational and Administrative Practices.

2 Program Components.

3 Instructional Practices.

4 Student Support Services and Strategies.

5 Professional Learning and Development.

Part Two Tools for Planning.

6 The Self-Assessment Tool.

7 The Economics of Innovation in Developmental Education.

Conclusion.

Appendix.

References.

Index.

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