Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: the role of state policy

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Author: Price, Derek V.; Roberts, Brandon

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Working Poor Families Project (WPFP); Brandon Roberts + Associates (U.S.) (Firm)


Community colleges are key institutions where low-income students of all ages can pursue postsecondary education and obtain credentials. Community colleges address the low academic skills of students by offering courses below college level in basic academic skill areas such as English and math. This is typically referred to as developmental education. While these courses represent a significant effort to help students gain important college and work skills, community colleges report that more than 60 per cent of their students spend at least one year completing developmental coursework....  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Qualifications; Disadvantaged; Providers of education and training; Outcomes; Equity; Policy; Employment; Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Skill development; Community college; Recommendations; Future; Basic skill; Government policy; Access to education and training; Educational policy; Low skilled worker; Postsecondary education; Study skills; Education; Training

Geographic subjects: North America; United States

Published: [Chevy Chase, Maryland]: Brandon Roberts + Associates, 2008

Physical description: 7 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Derek V. Price and Brandon Roberts

At head of title: The Working Poor Families Project
At head of title: Winter 2008-2009

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 95.872

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