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ERIC Number: EJ813827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
Factors Affecting Student Progression and Achievement: Prediction and Intervention. A Two-Year Study
Lowis, Mike; Castley, Andrew
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v45 n4 p333-343 Nov 2008
First-year student dropout in the university sector can reach 20% or higher. Over a two-year period, a simple instrument was developed to identify potential student low performance and withdrawal. It was based on a measure of students' early expectation of higher education, matched subsequently with their actual experience. The instrument design was based both on the concept of a psychological contract, taken from the field of employment relations, and Seven Principles of good undergraduate teaching. An intervention programme of interviews was instituted with low-scoring students. Findings, both statistical and qualitative, indicated a potentially useful role for the instrument, and an improvement in student progression and achievement for those receiving remedial intervention. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)