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Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies for Promoting Success and Retention in Higher Education

Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies for Promoting Success and Retention in Higher Education

by Kathleen F. Gabriel, Sandra M. Flake
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ISBN-13: 9781579222307
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 10/28/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 793,264
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Kathleen F. Gabriel is currently an associate professor at California State University (CSU), Chico, and an educational consultant. She began her extensive teaching career as a high school social science teacher before she became a resource specialist teacher for students with learning disabilities. When moving to the university setting, she first developed an academic support program for at-risk and unprepared college students. She also became a faculty development specialist at the University of Arizona. She then served as the director of disabled student services at a community college in Northern California before joining the School of Education at CSU, Chico, where she has received two teaching awards.

Sandra M. Flake is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the California State University, Chico.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Foreword; 1) Unprepared and At-Risk College Students: Myth or Reality?; 2) Philosophical Foundations: Yes, They Can!; 3) The First Week of Class: Sharing a Mission for Success; 4) Begin with Consistent Contact: Attendance That Matters; 5) Learning Styles and the Science of Learning: Tapping Brain Power; 6) Embracing Learner-Centered Education: Engaging Students; 7) Interweaving Assessment and Teaching: Any Questions?; 8) Techniques for Promoting Academic Integrity and Discouraging Cheating: Playing by the Rules; Epilogue: Final Thoughts: Promoting A Richer Campus Environment; Appendix A: Checklist for Possible Course Syllabi Items; Appendix B: Performance Prognosis Inventory for Analytical Chemistry; Appendix C: Preparing for Three Different Groupings; Appendix d: Vocabulary Strategy Steps; References; Index.

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