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ERIC Number: EJ920942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Lost in Transition: Languages Transition from Post-16 Schooling to Higher Education
Harnisch, Henriette; Sargeant, Helen; Winter, Natasha
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v10 n2 p157-170 Apr 2011
Ever decreasing numbers of applicants arrive in language departments at UK universities. In the face of this decline, and against the backdrop of higher education languages departments being reduced across the UK, it is important to investigate the supply chain of languages undergraduates in the pre-entry sector. This article reports on a collaborative action research project between Language Networks for Excellence, University of Wolverhampton, and King Edward VI College, Stourbridge. The objective was to investigate how the HE sector can effectively influence and support linguists and post-16 establishments in enhancing progression to studying languages at university and how the post-16 sector can ensure they meet language students' needs in progression to HE. The research presents a number of conclusions and recommendations, not least that, whilst support from HE for 17-18-year-old school students and their institutions is welcome and contributes to students' confidence and skills, there may be merit in targeting students much further down the supply chain, encouraging progression to HE through tailored linguistic and motivational support strategies. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom