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The premiere book release from the Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations is now available. Co-published with the National Center for Developmental Education's DevEd Press and edited by Jeanne Higbee, The Profession and Practice of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education: Essays in Memory of Dr. Martha Maxwell can be used for scholarly research, professional development enhancement, course instructional material, and applicaitons to practice. The book is...
The College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) has commissioned a white paper "to engage in a critical look at the field to illuminate both the role and impact of college developmental reading." The full text of the document is available for download at http://www.crla.net/publications.htm
These principles are designed to serve as a guide for state policy makers seeking to improve postsecondary developmental education through mandated statewide innovations.  They are based on sound principles of research and policy analysis and should be considered when implementing new policies and programs in developmental education. Read the full recommendations:  CLICK HERE.
After learning that his obituary had been published in the New York Journal, Mark Twain responded that "Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." The same might be said for remedial courses; reports of their failure are greatly exaggerated. Based on either misinterpretation or misrepresentation of the available research, many policy makers and higher education organizations are asserting that remediation has failed. This is not a valid assertion, nor one that is supported by a careful...
In an essay in the June 19, 2012 issue of Inside Higher Ed ("Knee-Jerk Reforms on Remediation," by Hunter R. Boylan and Alexandros Goudas), NCDE Director Dr. Hunter R. Boylan responded to Complete College America's conclusion that remediation is ineffective and thus should be eliminated. According to Boylan, "The news media, policy makers and various higher education agencies are using flawed interpretations of data about remediation to make unsupported assertions and repeat them...
A special issue of the Journal of Developmental Education (Volume 34, Issue 3) was developed to provide an update on emerging models and related promising practices in the field of developmental mathematics. It includes information on the impact of incorporating study strategies in developmental mathematics, a review of recent initiatives and corresponding practices, an interview with Paul Nolting on improving student success, and reports describing the design and delivery of developmental...
New NCDE Publication Available: Attaining Excellence: Research-Based Recommendations for Administrators, by Hunter R. Boylan and D. Patrick Saxon. Order your copy today!
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