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New Prescriptions for Remedial Education

The biggest obstacles that many undergraduates face en route to a college degree are the remedial or developmental courses in which they will be placed for their first year. These courses, which students must pass before they can take classes that carry college credit, add to the expense and time it takes to earn a degree. Are such classes really needed? Or can schools replace them with other forms of academic support?

Panelists: Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed (moderator); Eric Bettinger, Stanford University; Stan Jones, Complete College America; Karon Klipple, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Recorded at EWA’S 66th National Seminar, “Creativity Counts: Innovation in Education and the Media,” May 2-4, 2013.

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