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SUSAN KONANTZ WESTERN COLORADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM Kellogg Institute: Assumptions and Principles for Developmental Education
The Field of Developmental Education Encompasses… Classes Learning Communities Diagnosis Freshman Seminars AdvisingAssessmentCounseling Learning Centers Tutoring
Assumptions 1. Many students enter our colleges inadequately prepared to handle college level courses. Presented by Dr. Ed Morante
Assumptions 2. Basic skills are needed by all who come to college without regard to program or major. According to Dr. Morante, basic skills are high school algebra, reading at 10th grade level, arguing a position in writing. 3. All students who are intellectually able are capable of learning these basic skills. Dev Ed is not Special Ed.
Assumptions 4. The “open door policy” for institutions means both access (bodies) and quality of program (the opposite of quality is just passing students) 5. Persistence is essential for both access and quality.
Assumptions 6. Developmental education bridges the gap between the proficiencies of entering students and providing both access and quality. 7. Successful completion (2.0 GPA) of high school courses does not necessarily indicate proficiency.
8. The instructor’s attitude that students have a “right to fail” is damaging for entering students. (participation and production are a must; intrusiveness is needed) 9. All students have the potential for growth and development.
Assumptions 10. There will always be a need for developmental education.
In which century did developmental education start in the U.S.? a. 1900s b. 1800s c. 1700s d. 1600s Dev Ed Trivia Time
In the beginning... Harvard College The first modern developmental program was established at... The University of Missouri in 1841
Therefore, the Principles of Dev Ed are 1. Accept students where they are and move them as far they can go. Presented by Dr. Hunter Boylan
Dev Ed Principles 2. Increase cognitive self-awareness 3. Learning also includes affective development.
Dev Ed Principles 4. Encourage students to gradually accept responsibility for their own learning. 5. Envision every student as a potential graduate of your institution.
7 Goals of Developmental Education 1. To provide educational opportunity for all individuals, appropriate to their needs, goals, and abilities. 2. To enhance the retention of students. 3. To ensure proper placement by assessing levels of academic preparedness.
Goals of Developmental Education 4. To develop skills and attitudes necessary for the attainment of academic, career, and life goals. 5. To maintain academic standards while helping learners to acquire competencies needed for success in academic coursework.
Goals of Developmental Education 6. To promote the development and application of cognitive and affective learning theory. 7. To facilitate partnerships between educators, employers, and the community at large.
A Brief History of Developmental Ed 1862 – Morrill Land Act is passed; start of the ‘people’s college’ now called community college 1889 –80% of American colleges have “preparatory programs” 1890 – College Board is founded 1901 – First junior colleges founded to prepare students for 4-year colleges 1944 – G.I. Bill of Rights gives WWII vets access to junior colleges 1965 – Higher Education Act passed