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Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2009
This position paper investigates the merits and potential benefits of creating a new, more comprehensive professional association for members of the learning assistance and developmental education profession. This was the task assigned to the College Reading and Learning Association/National Association for Developmental Education (CRLA/NADE)…
Descriptors: Position Papers, Professional Associations, Developmental Programs, Institutional Mission
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Stein, Kathy – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2005
The author of this article discusses the needs of developmental Latino/Latina students. As a white, middle-aged, female developmental educator, she is aware of the cultural differences. She has tried telling herself that when teaching developmental English, what matters is her knowledge of English composition. Good organization, solid development,…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Cultural Differences, Multicultural Education, Developmental Studies Programs
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Angus, Kathryn Bartle; Greenbaum, JoAnne – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2003
Notes that the continuing public discussion on the quality of education has nearly overlooked adult readers and learners. Explains that this position statement was developed over several years, using input from the College Reading and Learning Association members. Addresses adult students' rights in the areas of quality instructors, instruction,…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Instructional Material Evaluation
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Stephens, Jane; Corey, Jean; Chapman, Iris – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2003
Proposes that the literal process of reading is a far more active process than most would imagine. Attempts to establish a notion of a good reader as both a model for reading and a model for teaching. Contends that each person is deeply affected by the way he or she is "read" by others and that educators need to take care to "read" students…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Reading Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Johnson, Todd; Coomes, Jackie; Higbee, Jeanne L.; Sanborn, Fred W. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2003
Includes three responses to David Lemire's article "Math Problem Solving and Mental Discipline." Contends that quality mathematics instruction should result in citizens capable of functioning productively in this highly technological, capitalistic, and democratic society. Proposes that mathematics is very relevant for real-life problem solving.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Daily Living Skills, Higher Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Lemire, David – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2002
Considers three serious problems associated with learning styles: confusion in definitions, weaknesses in reliability and validity, and the identification of relevant characteristics in instructional settings, or aptitude-treatment interactions. Discusses four basic groups of learning styles that developmental educators should be aware of.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Developmental Programs, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Lemire, David – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2002
Discusses the issue of math problem solving and the concomitant concept of mental discipline/transfer of learning. Considers if there is any evidence to support the mental discipline theory. Discusses implications of the lack of mental discipline for the curriculum. Comments that "God gave humans two halves of the brain that are supposed to work…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Mathematics
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McKay, Corene; Bell, James H.; Rafoth, Ben; Andre, Jo-Anne D. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2002
Presents a case study in which an undergraduate student brings into a writing center a poor and partial draft of a research paper due the next morning. Gives an analysis of the case study "It's Due Tomorrow: Tutoring Under a Deadline" and presents a case study response entitled "Oh What a Difference a Deadline Makes - Or Does…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Research Papers (Students), Tutoring
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Elliott, Cynthia – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2002
Presents students' responses when the author asked whether or not it was worthwhile to study King Lear. Recognizes that she could not sell Shakespeare to her students and that most of them will never read another of his plays. (SG)
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), Drama, English Instruction, Higher Education
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Sandberg, Kate – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2001
Argues that the college reading and learning discourse community should enlarge its support and perspective by listening to and learning from other academic communities. Explains why college composition is the perfect place to start; examines its history, associations and professional journals; discusses genre theory as an example of composition's…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Discourse Communities, Discourse Modes, Higher Education
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Slavkin, Michael – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2001
Discusses how the writing classroom can impact students' understanding of self-identity. Notes how the writing classroom can affect student awareness of themselves as gendered individuals. Considers how teachers who effectively use writing activities in the classroom have the opportunity to increase power within the classroom for both female and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Activities, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Bell, James H.; Flagel, Pamela; Capossela, Toni-Lee – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2001
Presents an educational case study in which an English-as-a-Second-Language student brings a draft of his argument essay for freshman composition to a tutor in a university writing center. Presents a response that examines several ways in which the study has challenged an educator to think more deeply about beliefs. (SG)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Critical Thinking, English (Second Language), Freshman Composition
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Soleil, Naome – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2000
Provides examples of conversations and reflective writing to demonstrate how adult literacy students can begin with past knowledge and grow through listening to one another, recognizing points of resistance, and sharing in the construction of meaning. Argues that mutual learning is enriched by reflecting on the relevance of the experience being…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Diversity (Student), Experiential Learning, Higher Education
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Wood, Nancy V. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1997
Contrasts the traditional method of teaching college reading, which is based on behaviorist theory, with the modern model, which is based on psycholinguistic theory. Categorizes 20 current, popular reading textbooks as traditional, modern, or mixed. Argues that psycholinguistic theory will dominate in the next century, not only as a theory for…
Descriptors: Behaviorism, Content Analysis, Higher Education, Psycholinguistics
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Mendez, Beatrice; Taube, Sylvia R. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 1997
Reports on an experimental enterprise in which a writing course and a mathematics course were linked together so that writing was incorporated into mathematics instruction and problem solving was emphasized in writing instruction. Describes two writing assignments and two mathematic assignments. Contains student responses to the assignments. (TB)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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