from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Supplying a remedy.
- adj. Intended to correct or improve deficient skills in a specific subject: remedial reading.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. curative; providing a remedy
- adj. intended to correct or improve deficient skills in some subject
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Affording a remedy; intended for a remedy, or for the removal or abatement of an evil.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Affording a remedy; intended for a remedy or for the removal of an evil: as, to adopt remedial measures.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. tending to cure or restore to health
- adj. tending or intended to rectify or improve
If this Washington Post article is to be believed, I think some prominent Washington figures may need a course in remedial math:
Collins said he would like to see states move remove "rigid census dates and seat-time requirements," which he argued hinder innovation in remedial coursework design.
In our classrooms, workshops, and research studies, we find that teachers often feel unprepared to address the instructional needs of students with language, reading, and writing problems, although these groups compose the large majority of those in remedial and special education ...
She should be groveling over her chosen incompetence and engaging in remedial studies, and nobody should be giving her the slightest respect until she does that. bob h Says:
Students start in remedial classes and never make it to the college level.
Many students with no STEM interests get stuck in remedial math and never get to college-level classes in early childhood development or paralegal studies or some other math-lite field.
Some students in remedial courses are older workers trying to jump-start a new career.
Of 145 students who participated in remedial-math learning communities last fall, 49% passed.
In part because of the work of the Commission, “the golden era in remedial factory legislation” was launched and over the next three years, New York enacted 36 new safety laws.
Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in remedial education classes, preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, literacy, or English as a Second Language.
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