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    DescriptionNearly two-thirds of students require some form of remediation before taking college-level classes, and community colleges have become increasingly important in providing this education. Unfortunately, relatively few students complete the developmental courses required to make a transition to college-level work. Based on a three-year study of over twenty community colleges, Basic Skills Education in Community Colleges analyzes developmental education practices, exploring what goes wrong and what goes right, and provides a series of recommendations for improved practice. Including both classroom observations and interviews with administrators, faculty, and students, this valuable book balances critique with examples of innovation. Part One explores the instructional settings of basic skills-the use of drill and practice and remedial pedagogy in math, reading, writing, and ESL, as well as innovations in colleges that show developmental education need not follow remedial pedagogy. Part Two examines institutional factors shaping basic skills and provides recommendations for improving the quality of basic skills instruction. The research-grounded observations and recommendations in Basic Skills Education in Community Colleges make this an invaluable resource for scholars, administrators, and faculty aiming to help students progress through developmental education to college-level work and beyond.


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    Title
    Basic Skills Education in Community Colleges
    Subtitle
    Inside and Outside of Classrooms
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) W. Norton Grubb
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415634755
    ISBN 10: 041563475X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27230
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.9
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    Libri: I-ED
    B&T General Subject: 340
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 24
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    BISAC V2.8: EDU015000
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    DC23: 374.0120973
    LC classification: LB2328 .G78 2013
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    16 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    W. Norton Grubb is the Emeritus Professor and David Pierpont Gardner Chair in Higher Education at The Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley, USA. Robert Gabriner is Professor of Educational Leadership and Director of the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program for Schools and Community Colleges at San Francisco State University, USA.
    Review quote
    "Basic Skills Education in Community Colleges is one of the rare studies of higher education that takes us inside the classroom, in this case, community college basic skills classrooms. [Grubb and Gabriner] provide in just over 200 pages a comprehensive overview of the problems with instruction in remedial writing, reading, English as a second language, and mathematics and a set of recommendations for improving remediation." -Mike Rose, UCLA
    Table of contents
    Chapter 1 Understanding the Quandary of Basic Skills: Framing the Issues in Community Colleges Chapter 2 Developmental Students: Their Heterogeneity, Readiness, and Perspectives SECTION ONE: INSIDE THE CLASSROOM Chapter 3 Instruction in Basic Skills: The Dominance of Remedial Pedagogy Chapter 4 Innovation in Basic Skills Instruction: The Landscape and the Locus of Change Chapter 5 Student Support Services: Their Possibilities and Limits Chapter 6 Integrating Student Services with Instruction: Chaffey College's Long Journey to Success SECTION TWO: INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTS ON CLASSROOMS Chapter 7 Assessment and Alignment: The Dynamic Aspects of Developmental Education Chapter 8 Funding, Resources, and the Money Myth: Effects on Instruction and Innovation Chapter 9 Other Institutional Effects on Instruction and Innovation Chapter 10 Solving the Basic Skills Dilemma: Conclusions and Recommendations