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The National Center for Developmental Education (NCDE) provides instruction, training programs, research, and other services consistent with the purpose of developmental education and the missions of Appalachian State University and the Reich College of Education. These services are provided to a national audience of professionals dedicated to serving underprepared and disadvantaged college students.

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Developmental Education

"Developmental education is the integration of academic courses and support services guided by the principles of adult learning and development."   (Boylan, 1999)

The field of developmental education supports the academic and personal growth of underprepared college students through instruction, counseling, advising, and tutoring. The clients of developmental education programs are traditional and nontraditional students who have been assessed as needing to develop their skills in order to be successful in college.

 

News

The College Reading and Learnign Association (CRLA) is pleased to announce that their second white paper is now available online for free download. The paper, Assessment of Learning Assistance Programs: Supporting Professionals in the Field, was...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dr. Michelle Asha Cooper, president of the Institute for Higher Education Policy, testified today at a U.S. House of Representatives' Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training hearing to...
We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Dunkel of Ozarks Technical Community College has been selected to receive the 2015 McGraw-Hill Developmental Educator Scholarship for the Kellogg Institute.  In addition to her teaching duties, Jennifer...
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