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ERIC Number: EJ831937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
Comparison of Dutch Ethnic Minority and Majority Engineering Students: Social and Academic Integration
Severiens, Sabine; ten Dam, Geert; Blom, Sarah
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v10 n1 p75-89 Jan 2006
Study careers of minority students in Dutch higher education are still less successful compared with the careers of majority students. Minority students still seem to experience more difficulties than majority students. Vincent Tinto's twin concepts of academic and social integration are used here to explore the experiences of minority and majority students in Dutch higher engineering education. Based on a small-scale interview study, it is shown that ethnic background does not seem to be a decisive, unequivocal factor in the extent to which students are integrated in institutions of higher education. Student answers show differences according to ethnic background in both social and academic integration, and these differences vary according to the year in which the students are found. The paper ends with some suggestions for further exploration. (Contains 3 tables and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands