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Annette,

Pointing your friend in the direction of NADE's official definition of
developmental education might help him out.  You can find it at NADE's WWW
page.

Gene

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Annette Gourgey [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 1999 10:46 AM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      Re: Items of Interest- I wonder
>
> Regarding people's understanding of the word "developmental":
>
> A friend of mine is working on a dissertation on teaching
> metacognitive strategies to developmental readers.  The outside
> reviewers have demanded that he change the word "developmental"
> because they have only heard the word in the context of
> "developmental psychology."  Even after he explained what
> developmental education was, they still insisted on the change.
> Maybe we need better publicity of our field and our educational
> goals.
>
> Annette Gourgey
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