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ERIC Number: EJ937390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1749-6896
Student Failure in the First Year of University in France: Current Situation and Future Prospects
Leroux, Jean-Yves
Education, Knowledge & Economy: A Journal for Education and Social Enterprise, v4 n3 p157-171 2011
Faced with persisting massive failure rates in the first year of university, the French authorities have decided to implement measures to improve study conditions. Although these measures translate into additional resources for universities, the latter are placed under an obligation to achieve results, because student success rates at the end of their first year of university are now one of the indicators of university performance. The challenge appears insurmountable. The empirical study presented in this article shows that the level of student success is not correlated to the human resources brought to bear. This outcome suggests that it is unlikely that the problem of failure can be resolved otherwise than by a systemic reform that would involve, among other things, allowing universities to select the students wishing to register. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France