ERIC Number: ED041532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education Research in Australia and New Zealand. A Discussion of the Research Literature and Other Studies.
Miller, Gordon W.
This review of higher education research conducted in Australia and New Zealand is divided in two parts. Part I deals generally with research into academic success and failure and includes: (1) selection and wastage; (2) selection, years spent in sixth form, and a Formula; (3) age and maturity; (4) other student variables, such as reasons students gave for failure; (5) factorial studies and motivation; (6) problems of Asian and other students; (7) resident and non-resident students; and (8) types of schools students attended before coming to a university. Part II is concerned with developing patterns of research and examines studies on: (1) teaching, staff-student relations, and values; (2) the criteria for examinations and pass rates; (3) professionalization; and (4) miscellaneous historical, sociological, economic, administrative, descriptive, and comparative studies. A lengthy bibliography is included, as well as a summary of a speech by C. Sanders outlining the problems of first-year failure in Australian universities and making proposals for further research. (AF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Research into Higher Education, Ltd., London (England).
Identifiers: Australia; New Zealand