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作者 Yorke, Mantz
書名 Retention and Student Success in Higher Education
出版項 Berkshire : McGraw-Hill Education, 2004
國際標準書號 9780335228492 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (198 pages)
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附註 Front Cover -- Series Editor -- Half Title -- Copyright -- Title -- Contents -- Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Prologue -- The cusp of change -- Navigating this book -- Chapter 01 Setting the scene -- Human capital and social justice -- Retention, completion and success -- The interests of stakeholders -- The costs of non-completion -- Sketches of four higher education systems -- Chapter 02 Student retention: a macro perspective from South Africa -- Ian A. Bunting -- Overview -- Higher education in South Africa -- Student retention and the apartheid context -- Dropout and cohort completion rates in South African public higher education -- Causes of student retention problems in South Africa -- Private costs of higher education -- Application and admission procedures -- New national policies and plans -- Restructuring the higher education system -- Planning and funding in the higher education system -- Chapter 03 Access and retention in Australian higher education -- Craig McInnis and Richard James -- Overview -- A period of expansion, 1987-2002 -- Efforts to widen access -- Retention: causes and trends -- Major findings from Australian research -- Part-time enrolment and discontinuation -- Institutional factors: local conditions -- Institutional strategies for reducing noncompletion -- Chapter 04 Access and retention in English higher education: a parliamentary perspective -- Tensions -- Expansion of the sector -- The Education and Employment Select Committee's inquiries, 2000-2001 -- Access -- Retention and completion -- Influences on retention and completion -- The investigations undertaken by the National Audit Of.ce -- The Education and Skills Select Committee investigation, 2002 -- Funding retention? -- Towards the 2003 White Paper -- The 2003 White Paper -- Proposals bearing on retention and student success
Chapter 05 Institutional performance -- Overview -- Indicators in the international context -- The OECD indicators -- Performance indicators in the UK -- The robustness of indicators: the Linke investigations -- League tables and rankings -- Surveys of graduate opinion -- Reading performance indicators -- Press coverage of the UK performance indicators for higher education -- What the institutional performance data cannot tell government and agencies -- What the data cannot tell intending students -- What the data can tell institutional managers -- Summing up -- Chapter 06 Theory: a multiplicity of perspectives -- Overview -- Theoretical pluralism -- Sociology or psychology? -- Sociological perspectives -- Psychological perspectives -- A way of thinking -- Developing an understanding of departure and success -- Is there a methodological 'best buy'? -- Chapter 07 Reconceptualizing antecedents of social integration in student departure -- John M. Braxton and Amy S. Hirschy -- Introduction -- Tinto's Interactionalist Theory -- Delineating constructs through inductive processes -- Commitment of the institution to student welfare -- Institutional integrity -- Communal potential -- Toward a revision of Tinto's theory -- Antecedents to social integration -- The social context of the institution -- Commitment of the institution to student welfare: a theoretical proposition -- Institutional integrity: a theoretical proposition -- Communal potential: a theoretical proposition -- Future research -- Chapter 08 Why students leave their programmes -- Qualitative contributions to understanding -- Why students leave their programmes -- Flawed decision-making -- Quality of the student experience -- Failure to cope with academic demand -- Extraneous and adventitious events -- The withdrawal of part-time students -- Chapter 09 Succeeding against the demographic odds
The policy context -- The performance of English higher education institutions -- Influences on student success -- Other approaches to success -- On-course support -- Employability -- Influences on student success -- Chapter 10 Promoting student success -- Overview -- What should be the focus? -- What can be done to enhance the chances of student success? -- What institutions can do -- A note on institutional culture -- What students can do -- What the higher education system can do -- Epilogue -- References -- Endnotes -- Author Index -- Subject Index -- Back Cover
Issues of retention and student success are topics of great interest. Government and the HE sector have woken up to the implications for public finance and equity of students not completing their studies. This book is useful for policy makers, higher education managers, and lecturers
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Yorke, Mantz Retention and Student Success in Higher Education Berkshire : McGraw-Hill Education,c2004 9780335212743
主題 Education, Higher -- Great Britain -- 20th century.;College students -- Success -- Great Britain.;Dropouts -- Prevention -- Great Britain
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Alt Author Longden, Bernard
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