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Biggs, Brad A.; Bowers, Erica; Bartle Angus, Kathryn – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
Postsecondary institutions need well-prepared instructors to equip students for changing economic and social realities, instructors who are also trained to address the learning needs of the many students who enter college unprepared to learn and persevere in a program of study. Unlike teacher preparation for kindergarten through twelfth grade, a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Universities, Partnerships in Education, Remedial Instruction
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Armstrong, Sonya L.; Stahl, Norman A. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2017
As part of a study (Armstrong, Stahl, & Kantner, 2015a, 2015b, 2016) of curricular alignment between developmental reading (DR) and introductory-level general education (GE) at one community college, we asked faculty participants about the DR coursework at their own institution. Throughout data analysis, we became interested in how non-DR…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Reading Comprehension, Literacy, Literacy Education
Perin, Dolores; Bork, Rachel Hare; Peverly, Stephen T.; Mason, Linda H. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2013
Two experiments were conducted with developmental education students to investigate the impact of a contextualized intervention focusing on written summarization and other reading and writing skills. In experiment 1 (n = 322), greater gain was found for intervention than comparison participants on three summarization measures: proportion of main…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Taggart, Amanda; Crisp, Gloria – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to review and critique empirical work done, to date, specific to service learning experiences at the community college level. A review of the literature was conducted in order to examine the empirical work that has been developed regarding service learning, a form of experiential learning, at community colleges. The…
Descriptors: Campuses, Community Colleges, Service Learning, Synthesis
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Armstrong, Sonya L.; Newman, Mary – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2011
In this article, a model of intertextuality is introduced as an instructional approach for postsecondary developmental reading courses. This model involves a scaffolded, schema building approach to teaching college reading that aims to link core material (a text, a concept, or specific academic content) with supplementary texts that focus on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, College Students, Learner Engagement
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Stebleton, Michael; Nownes, Nick – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2011
Learning community (LC) programs continue to proliferate across college campuses as a strategy to engage and retain students. Although evidence exists to suggest increased levels of social engagement among LC participants, there is an ongoing debate about the impact on student academic engagement and intellectual development. This article…
Descriptors: Career Planning, Writing (Composition), Community Colleges, Intellectual Development
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Nash-Ditzel, Susan – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2010
This case study explores the impact of metacognitive reading strategies on the ability of five college students in developmental courses to self-regulate while reading. Instruction in reading strategies derived from past research on metacognition was scaffolded, based on Pearson and Gallagher's (1983) model of gradual release of responsibility.…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Reading Strategies, Developmental Studies Programs, Metacognition
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Vasquez Mireles, Selina – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2010
The Developmental Mathematics Program (DMP) at Texas State University-San Marcos in central Texas has undergone systemic, significant changes over the past ten years. These changes primarily resulted from the alignment to the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges' (AMATYC) Crossroads in Mathematics: Standards for Introductory…
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, College Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Academic Standards
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Willingham, Donna; Price, Debra – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2009
Community college developmental education students face numerous obstacles as they proceed through their years of higher education. One specific area of need is students' inadequate vocabularies. Advanced communication skills are an integral part of higher education, so students may be at an academic disadvantage if these skills are not…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Methodology, Relevance (Education), Dictionaries
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Burgess, Melissa L. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2009
The purpose of this research was to examine possible outcomes of developmental students' critical thinking and motivation to read when the online learning community, WebCT, was implemented. My role, in addition to instructor, was that of participant-observer. I implemented WebCT tools, such as discussion board and chat, over a four-month period…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Integrated Learning Systems
Russo Jameson, Deborah – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2007
This two-phase study integrated quantitative and qualitative research methods to investigate the relationship between success outcomes of two-year college students with disabilities and self-determination, and how students with higher and lesser degrees of self-determination understand and describe the outcomes of their post-secondary experience.…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Research Methodology, Qualitative Research
Hendriksen, Sharon Ishiki; Yang, Lifen; Love, Barbara; Hall, Mary C. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2005
This article describes the developments in the assessment journey of a tutoring academic support program in a community college. The goal of our study was to determine if the Learning Center was doing what it said it was doing and what it could do to improve its services. Traditionally, the center had been evaluated on such accomplishments as…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Tutoring, Learning Centers (Classroom), Community Colleges
Caverly, David C.; Nicholson, Sheila A.; Radcliffe, Richard – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2004
Two studies examined the short- and long-term effects of teaching strategic reading to first-year college students in a stand-alone course. In study one, developmental readers (N=36) learned PLAN, a strategic reading heuristic. Significant pretest-posttest growth was found using cognitive, metacognitive, and affective measures, though no gain was…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Standardized Tests, Core Curriculum, Reading Skills