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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