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ERIC Number: EJ973046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0251
"Bearing Down" on Student Non-Completion: Implications and Consequences for English Higher Education
Longden, Bernard
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v14 n1 p117-147 2012-2013
This article traces recent policy developments relating to full-time undergraduate student retention within the English higher education system. It focuses specifically on the changing government policies and strategies designed to influence institutional behavior to promote widening participation while attending to the student experience and through that to raising student retention rates. The article finally explores the potential impact of recent proposals to allow institutions to be free to raise tuition fees, placing the burden of cost on the student alongside an encouragement to open the market to more completion through "for profit" new private sector providers. (Contains 6 figures, 4 tables, and 5 footnotes.)
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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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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)