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The worthiness and effectiveness of mathematics remedial courses

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dc.contributor.author Nauffal, Diane
dc.contributor.author Nasser, Rania
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-28T09:44:03Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-28T09:44:03Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-974-615-279-2 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/8390
dc.description.abstract This study presents a formative model that assesses the worthiness and effectiveness of remedial math courses at a private university in Lebanon. The mathematics remedial courses were evaluated along three strategic features; enrollment, retention, and student academic achievement. The formative model was empirically validated, and findings report that those who had higher than one remedial math course were more inclined not to enroll than enroll. The finding also suggest, those who had one remedial course had higher attrition than retention rates. Finally, achievement in remedial courses appeared to reflect parallel and similar results with the first regular mathematics courses and students’cumulative GPA. The results are significant to the extent that mathematics remedial courses maybe a hindrance to the strategic development of the university and they may be hinderance evidence to subsistent intellectual and academic development. This study is illuminative given few studies have emerged to understand non-regular programs in their universities. The formative model presented in this study could be generalizable to studying the effectiveness and worthiness of courses/programs in higher education. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SEAAIR (South East Asian Association for Institutional Research) en_US
dc.title The worthiness and effectiveness of mathematics remedial courses en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.title.subtitle a case study en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200804486 en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Nasser, R., & Nauffal, D. (2007). The worthiness and effectiveness of mathematics remedial courses: A Case Study. In CONFERENCE PROGRAM. en_US
dc.author.email diane.nauffal@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.conference.date 5 – 7 September 2007 en_US
dc.conference.place Bangkok, Thailand en_US
dc.conference.title 7th Annual SEAAIR Conference en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.seaairweb.info/conference/2007proceedings.pdf#page=356 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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