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ERIC Number: EJ832420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1005
Integration and Regulation Matters in Educational Transition: A Theoretical Critique of Retention and Attrition Models
McQueen, Hilary
British Journal of Educational Studies, v57 n1 p70-88 Mar 2009
This paper examines the appropriateness of models developed to understand why students do or do not complete their courses in higher education. It is suggested that emphasising integration above regulation has taken attention away from a possible anomic interpretation. A more contextualised, nuanced and psychosocial approach to understanding student participation and retention is needed to address difficulties and inequalities in the transition to higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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