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  1. Rick Sherréll
    November 22, 2011 @ 8:28 am

    Erik,

    By ‘your institution’ are you referring to a college or a high school? Either way your research should prove interesting and I hope others join the discussion and make a contribution to your efforts.

    I’m by no means an expert on the topic, but it seems to me that no matter what the success or failure rates of college developmental education departments, it’s still band-aiding a problem that should be addressed much earlier in the cycle – like at the grade school, high school and/or family level. The problem is that our students are ARRIVING at college unprepared. Our colleges are having to spend time teaching backwards instead of forward – and the students are paying the biggest price of all.

    Is it any surprise that students are so involved in Occupying America? http://www.campustalkblog.com/occupy/the-occupation-generation-goes-on-strike/ . Escalating tuition, life-long student debt, disappearing jobs, remedial education. I’m just sayin’…

    PEACE.
    Rick

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  2. Erik
    November 21, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    Rick,

    I am in the field of education and you are correct in your posting. My question is what are institutions doing locally to deal with this issue? I am looking at researching this at my institution in depth to find out why developmental Ed is increasing. I would like to know what makes individuals successful in placement and the contrary. Also, what are traits of successful dev. Ed students? I welcome any information the discussion has to offer.

    Regards

    Erik

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