Innovative Higher Education

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 47–50 | Cite as

Curriculum crisis: The challenge of the '80s

  • Gay Goodman
  • Jo Ann Parochetti


Developmental remediation programs designed to raise achievement levels of underprepared students have proliferated in the past decade. Despite the fact that these programs employ a variety of teaching strategies, a substantial subgroup of developmental students are unsuccessful in current remediation programs. They need a different curricular approach.

As the number of applicants declines and the demand for generating credit hours continues, the question is shifting from “Should less capable students be allowed to attend college?” to “What curriculum should be provided for these students?” The challenge for the '80s is to expand developmental education to include vocational education and post-secondary specialized education.


Social Psychology Specialized Education Vocational Education Teaching Strategy Cross Cultural Psychology 
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© Human Sciences Press 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gay Goodman
    • 1
  • Jo Ann Parochetti
  1. 1.University of HoustonTexas

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