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Albert, Julie; Zientek, Linda; Manage, Ananda – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
Increasing classroom attendance rates is important to improving success in developmental mathematics courses. Our results indicated that absence rates begin to increase after the first exam. Furthermore, the number of absences gradually increased throughout the semester and a higher proportion of class meeting time was missed in classes that met…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Attendance, Mathematics Instruction, Remedial Instruction
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Howard, Pamela J.; Gorzycki, Meg; Desa, Geoffrey; Allen, Diane D. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2018
This cross-sectional study at a four-year college explored the alignment between students' and faculty perceptions and behaviors regarding academic reading. Constructs from the academic reading literature were used to create a 10-item survey, modified slightly for faculty and students to respond to the same prompts. A convenience sample of 848…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Nieves, Edwin E.; Hartman, Kathleen A. – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2002
Addresses how current conditions in the field of developmental education are fueling burnout among educators. Recognizes the role an educator's personality may play in burnout. Presents three cases of teacher burnout. Concludes that the strong argument for the social environmental perspective as a cause of burnout puts the identification and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Developmental Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students
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Yaworski, JoAnn – Journal of College Reading and Learning, 2002
Presents a case study of a developmental college freshman that shows a dramatic change in spelling over the course of several weeks after completing self-instruction materials on phonics. Concludes that this case gives hope for adults with poor spelling habits and solicits suggestions from college instructors who work with students having similar…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Phonics
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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