Developmental Education Program Models : Prerequisite Acquisition Model
Prerequisite Acquisition Model. Programming for underprepared students can based after two distinct models, a Prerequisite Acquisition Model and a Concurrent Acquisition Model. Kozeracki (2005) describes the Prerequisite Acquisition Model as a classic remedial education. This model is simplistic; students enroll in college preparatory courses prior to enrolling in courses that would count toward their degree programs. This type of support emphasizes the negative stereotype, focusing on deficiencies in skills, creating barriers to moving forward toward their degree; ultimately, providing support for the second model, Concurrent Acquisition Model.
Concurrent Acquisition Model. In contrast, utilization of the Concurrent Acquisition Model, as a developmental model, requires a student to enroll in aligned developmental and credit bearing courses simultaneously (Kozeracki, 2005). This model can be explained further, breaking it down into three distinct sectors, Adjunct Learning Experiences, Required Coordinated Programing and Embedded Developmental Education. Each sector has specific delineating characteristics that individually sustain a developmental support system.
Kozeracki (2005) describes Adjunct Learning Experiences as being voluntary; a choice to attend a campus Learning Center, Student Success Office, or Tutoring Center. These proactive opportunities encourage students to form stronger academic skills by sharing concepts that…