Colegas, Aside from the baggage that "remedial" carries, it also is a very limiting term because it focuses only on the student and what needs to be fixed in the student. A developmental framework is an enabling one rather than a limiting one in that it allows for us, even requires us to look at the context of development. This includes the student's world and the teacher's world and the point where they intersect, the Institution. It is a more scholarly framework and thus invites the academic community to critique it, refine it, and build theory as well as practice. It is a more timely framework in that life-long learning implies a life-long developmental process, beyond the freshman year where remediation currently resides. Finally, it is a more financially defensible framework in that remediation is in more danger of being cut when budgets get tight. I hope this helps. Ultimately, this is a political process and we must identify which faculty/administrators need convincing and which we can ignore. Miguel Angel Acosta College Enrichment Program University of New Mexico --On Monday, September 23, 2002 1:43 PM -0400 "Boone, Steven" <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Mary Catherine > > In graduate school, we were given the categories below. Categories were > used for selecting reading curriculum to facilitate individualized > intervention. Once a student enters post-secondary, I am inclined to use > Developmental. > > For the program here at Towson, the question is not "can a student read > or is a student at a particular level?" The question is "can a student > manage the reading demands in higher education? " Students have met the > criteria for admittance. Their academic profile suggests they may be at > risk. The reading program is designed to minimize risk and facilitate > retention. > > Probably the most important information from students comes from our > Reading Inventory. Two of the questions are: (1) Do you like to read? (2) > When you do read, what do you read? As you might suspect the answer to > (1) is almost always "no". And, the answer to (2) is almost always "junk > novels and magazines", easy reads. This is where the "Developmental" > process begins. > > Developmental At or above grade level > Corrective Between 1 and 3 years below grade level > Remedial Greater than 3 years below grade level > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Mary Catherine Denmark [mailto:[log in to unmask]] > Sent: Monday, September 23, 2002 11:58 AM > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: Remedial vs. Developmental > > My college is in discussion about using the term remedial verses using the > term developmental. I am trying to convince my school that we should be > using the developmental, but am having a very difficult time convincing a > few faculty. Is there anyone out there who would be willing to explain > the difference between the two and why we should use one verses the > other. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. > > MC Denmark > Director, Student Resource Center > Washington & Jefferson College > Washington, PA 15301 > > To Unsubscribe, > send a message to [log in to unmask] > In body type: SIGNOFF LRNASST. > > To Unsubscribe, > send a message to [log in to unmask] > In body type: SIGNOFF LRNASST. To Unsubscribe, send a message to [log in to unmask] In body type: SIGNOFF LRNASST.