112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Shaking the Disease: Rethinking How We Talk about Remedial English

Jo Scott-Coe, Riverside City College

Among academics and politicos alike, “remediation” suggests negative connotations that tend to dominate and frame public discussion. Universities—and now, many argue, even community colleges—shouldn’t have to offer remedial courses. What if we treated remediation as a social and intellectual opportunity rather than as a burden and a bother?