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ERIC Number: EJ718577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0894-3907
Reducing Attrition Rates for Maori Students
McKenzie, D. F.
Journal of Developmental Education, v28 n3 p12-14, 16, 18 Spr 2005
Attrition statistics for first-year students in many tertiary environments suggest that students face a wide variety of obstacles. Students in developmental education programmes usually have one additional obstacle: They have a history of failure in academic settings. Therefore there are emotional and psychological barriers in addition to academic ones. Those students who come from low socio-economic backgrounds, often linked to membership of a minority ethnic group, face further obstacles again. This paper follows the efforts made in one developmental programme to reduce the dropout rate for such a group of students.
Journal of Developmental Education, National Center for Developmental Education, Appalachian State University, P.O. Box 32098, Boone, NC 28608-2098. Tel: 828-262-3057; Fax: 828-262-7183.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand