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ERIC Number: ED534167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 240
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1248-0098-1
Millennials Strike Back: Students' Reports of Knowledge Transfer from High School to College
Wells, Jennifer Marie Holcomb
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
This study examines the extent to which high school students from an affluent, college preparatory high school were able to transfer their knowledge about reading and writing from high school to college. The participants' perceptions of the transition from high school reading and writing to college reading and writing revealed that they did not perceive college work to be harder, but faster paced. They generally perceived similarities between high school writing and college writing; those similarities were both literal and conceptual. The participants were able to transfer content knowledge and procedural knowledge about reading and writing from high school to college. The participants who were most successful in their knowledge transfer demonstrated transfer enabling dispositions. This study raises questions about the nature of preparation for college. Implications are discussed for high school students and faculty, for college students and faculty, and for those interested in educational reform. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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