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ERIC Number: EJ1165871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1541-0935
First-Day Attendance and Student Course Success: Does Being There Make a Difference?--A Literature Review
Mancini, Tracy Janine
Community College Enterprise, v23 n2 p32-57 Fall 2017
Conventional wisdom suggests attending the first day of class matters with regard to student course completion and final course grade. However, relatively little quantitative research exists on the effects of attending or not attending the first day of class. Qualitative research on student perceptions of the value and importance of the first day is also limited. This literature review explores the theoretical frameworks that relate to first-day attendance. The review covers theories of student integration and constructivism and debate about late registration, attendance, and first-day course design practices. The review points to the need for a significant study of the role of first-day attendance in student course persistence and success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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