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ERIC Number: ED542348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1324-9320
Findings from a Pilot Study into Student Retention beyond Year 10
Cranston, Neil; Allen, Jeanne Maree; Watson, Jane; Hay, Ian; Beswick, Kim
Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), Paper presented at the Joint Australian Association for Research in Education and Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association Conference (AARE-APERA 2012) World Education Research Association (WERA) Focal Meeting (Sydney, New South Wales, Dec 2-6, 2012)
This paper reports on early findings from a pilot study into student retention beyond Year 10. Located in rural, regional and disadvantaged communities in Tasmania, the research has implications at State, national and international levels. It is being funded by a nationally competitive Australian Research Council Linkage grant and the Tasmanian Department of Education across three years. The paper begins by providing a conceptual overview of the research, including the background to the study, and then reports on trends that have emerged during the initial phase of data collection. Preliminary findings resulting from pilot data analysis of responses to questionnaires by students in Years 5 and 9/10 are discussed. The paper concludes with a discussion about what these early findings suggest in regard to factors impacting on student retention. (Contains 1 table and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Research Council
Authoring Institution: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Identifiers - Location: Australia