ERIC Number: EJ499609
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
Barriers to Success in Quantitative Gatekeeper Courses.
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n61 p5-14 Spr 1995
Each year, about one-third of college freshmen who select majors in science, mathematics, and engineering switch to other fields. Faculty may be able to reduce student attrition from quantitative majors by addressing four barriers to success: (1) pre-college preparation; (2) peer culture; (3) classroom climate; and (4) sink-or-swim instructional style. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Classroom Environment, College Freshmen, College Instruction, College Preparation, Difficulty Level, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Majors (Students), Mathematics Instruction, Peer Influence, Science Instruction, Success, Teaching Styles
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue topic: "Fostering Student Success in Quantitative Gateway Courses."