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ERIC Number: EJ992382
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1448-0220
Discipline Linked Further Education: Springboard to Tertiary Completion
Newell, Frances
International Journal of Training Research, v10 n2 p105-117 Aug 2012
The Federal government is seeking to increase the proportion of Australians with bachelor degrees and to increase the proportion of low SES students in higher education. This will focus attention on degree completion rates for all students, including non-traditional students who have previously been reported as having lower higher education completion rates. This quantitative study of 79 students from diverse backgrounds reports their bachelor degree completion rates by 2010, following their participation in discipline-linked further education courses in 2005. The study found that these further education articulators have a higher bachelor degree completion rate than "other" students reported in previous national studies, that their completion/continuation rates are comparable with all students including in specific fields of study, and that poor academic performance is not the main reason that articulators discontinue study. It concludes that discipline-linked further education courses can contribute to the achievement of the Federal government's higher education growth, and equity achievement targets. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia