The Organization of Developmental Education: In or Out of Academic Departments

Perin, Dolores

This study compares mainstreaming and centralization, two ways in which community colleges organize developmental education. Based on previous literature, the two models are compared in terms of instructional quality, ancillary services, teacher characteristics, student reactions, and reputation of remediation. Pending empirical evidence for the superiority of one model to another, recommendations are offered to college administrators and state policy makers for maximizing the effectiveness of each one.


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Community College Research Center
Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University
CCRC Brief, 14
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April 3, 2014