Acceleration and student-centered approaches to dev ed

Though many of the current topics in developmental education redesign center on co-requisite models, other options are available. A recent Inside Higher Ed essay discusses accelerated approaches to developmental coursework, such as the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs at City University of New York, the Accelerated Learning Program in Baltimore County, and New Mathways. Yet another example of accelerated developmental education comes from Washington’s Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) program. Authors Garcia and Ralls remind that the way to increase the number of Americans with degrees is to “retain and advance our current students.” The key to accomplishing this, they suggest, is to create a new developmental education system—one that is student-centered, robust, and multidimensional.

Source:  InsideHigherEd

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