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Boles, Wageeh; Whelan, Karen – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
In the UK, the USA and Australia, there have been calls for an increase in the number of engineering graduates to meet the needs of current global challenges. Universities around the world have been grappling with how to both attract more engineering students and to then retain them. Attrition from engineering programmes is disturbingly high. This…
Descriptors: Barriers, Academic Achievement, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Behrens, Susan – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
One of the tenets of linguistics is that all language forms are equal, communicatively capable, and worthy of respect. Given this premise of equality, what does one make of "Standard English (SE), the dialect elevated above others in the American school system, the dialect that students most likely consider "correct" and…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, Fellowships, Language Variation, Academic Achievement
Sutphen, Molly – Liberal Education, 2014
The Lilly Endowment's Programs for the Theological Exploration of Vocation offered a range of educational activities and opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to reflect on and discern their values, beliefs, and goals across a wide spectrum of collegiate life. Tim Clydesdale has found that these opportunities were of much value to those…
Descriptors: Theological Education, Vocational Education, Career Exploration, College Students