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ERIC Number: ED441961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 131
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-85338-535-2
Raising Achievement: A Guide to Successful Strategies.
Martinez, Paul
With the aid of case studies, this guide looks at the varying strategies colleges have adopted for raising achievement among different student groups. Chapter 1 discusses the context and purposes/objectives of this guide. Chapter 2 discusses and challenges myths about achievement. The remainder of the guide is organized into three main sections. Chapters 3-5 introduce some of the most widely implemented strategies used to improve student motivation; develop value added approaches; and extend and refine arrangements for tutoring. Chapters 6-9 review strategies related to teaching, learning, and the curriculum. They are teaching and pedagogy; curriculum design, structure, and strategy; adult achievement and issues around the assessment of adult learning; and support for achievement (processes that mediate student learning including advice and guidance, recruitment and selection, induction, and settling in). Chapters 10-11 examine issues around motivating staff, processes of managing and implementing change, management at different levels, and possible combinations of top-down and bottom-up approaches. Key points from each chapter are brought together in the final chapter. Appendixes include 79 references; acronyms; a brief summary of the scope and outcomes of the strategies pursued in the different institutions; and additional information. (Contains 82 references.) (YLB)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)