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ERIC Number: EJ778294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0729-4360
Lifelong Learning: Beyond the Rhetoric of Retention
Maori, Te Tari Matauranga
Higher Education Research and Development, v26 n4 p363-376 Dec 2007
Initially, this study of the attrition of adult Maori students in a Tertiary Institute was undertaken to determine whether the factors in the literature explaining attrition/retention in tertiary institutions were relevant to Maori students and whether the literature covered all the factors. The main finding was that they mostly did apply. Research published subsequently raised other issues that led to the conclusion that we need to reframe the concept of attrition/retention and accept that a certain level is inevitable. This suggests that it is time to turn our attention to strategies that ease the exit and return of Maori students to tertiary education institutions if they have to withdraw for any reason. At the same time, those of us in the tertiary education sector must continue to find ways to improve the quality of educational experiences for Maori students. A Glossary is appended. (Contains 1 table.) [This study was funded by the Manukau Institute of Technology Research and Ethics Committee.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand