Remedial education, compensatory education, learning assistance, and developmental education are four of the most common terms used to describe the wide field of our profession. Each has specific meanings and sometimes evokes different perceptions. New descriptive phrases will be developed to identify work accomplished by our colleagues, especially if the form and range of services change.
Arendale, D. R. (2005). Terms of endearment: Words that help define and guide developmental education. Journal of College Reading and Learning, 35(2), 66-82. doi:10.1080/10790195.2005.10850174 Available online: http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ689656.pdf
Arendale, David R..
Terms of endearment: Words that help define and guide developmental education.
College Reading and Learning Association.
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