Learning Communities

Tinto, V. (1998). Leaning communities and the reconstruction of remedial education in higher education. Journal of Higher Education, 68(6), 599-623. A version of the document retrieved July 4, 2004, from: http://soeweb.syr.edu/faculty/vtinto/files/%20 Learning %20Better%20Together.pdf
The author suggests that variations of learning communities are more effective than stand-alone remedial courses for underprrepared students. A number of institutions have successful concurrently enrolled developmental students in reading courses that are linked to an academic content course which result in higher student outcomes than students enrolled in classes where the curriculum is not coordinated.