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ERIC Number: EJ1151067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
High School Graduates' Readiness for Tertiary Education in Saudi Arabia
Khoshaim, Heba Bakr
International Journal of Instruction, v10 n3 p179-194 Jul 2017
There has been a huge improvement in the education system in Saudi Arabia quantitatively and qualitatively. Nevertheless, many researchers indicated that high school graduates are not ready for higher education. Especially when considering mathematical compensations, high-demanded skills for tertiary academic programs, Saudi students have been found deficient. Lots of them fail--and hence, quit--from the very first year. There have been several approaches that addressed the challenge of transition from secondary education to higher education. Some of these attempts addressed school curricula. Others focused on improving students' competencies during their first year at university. This paper elaborates on [Kingdom of Saudi Arabia] KSA recent movements to address the challenges that students face when moving to higher education institutions. It then, explains the performance of students at a private university in Saudi Arabia during the transition period and particularly when they complete the mandatory preparatory year program.
International Journal of Instruction. Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Education, Eskisehir, 26480, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A