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Broadhead, Samantha – Education Sciences, 2020
In the United Kingdom, the number of mature students studying in higher education is diminishing. This is also the case within the subject of art and design. This article reports on a project "Mature Students Matter," a study that aims to widen participation in art and design education within a small specialist university. The approach…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Art Education
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Handel, Stephen J. – College and University, 2020
Janet Marling is the Executive Director of the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS), which is housed at the University of North Georgia. NISTS was established in 2002 at the University of North Texas and later moved to its present location in 2012. During this time, NISTS has grown into one of the largest national…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Higher Education, Equal Education, Community Colleges
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Mews, Joseph – College and University, 2020
Adult learning and leadership concepts have received heightened interest in recent years as enrollment of students ages 25 to 34 years at degree-granting postsecondary institutions increased 35 percent between 2001 and 2015 and is projected to increase 11 percent between 2015 and 2026. The U.S. Bureau of the Census (2019) recently reported that…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Leadership, Andragogy, Adult Students
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Schriver, Jennifer; Teske, Nicole – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2020
College seniors face several potential stressors associated with the transition from college to career. This study examined the types of concerns reported by 320 college seniors and the degree of stress associated with these concerns. Researchers measured coping strategies with a focus on the use of problem-focused versus emotion-focused coping.…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Coping, Stress Variables, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Saddler, Yasmin; Sundin, E. C. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
This article reports on issues of diversity in the context of "widening participation" in "global higher education" (HE). Mature students represent a third of the HE student population in Australia, Canada, UK and the USA. More research is needed to understand factors that can facilitate or hinder access to HE for this group.…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Barriers
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Delaney, Lorraine; Brown, Mark – Irish Educational Studies, 2020
While access to higher education (HE) has substantially increased over the past number of years, the evidence suggests that social inequalities continue to be reproduced in terms of course level, field of study and institutional status. This paper examines, through the lens of Social Reproduction Theory, the socio-economic background and HE access…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Background, Access to Education, Higher Education, Reentry Students
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Bahrainwala, Lamiyah – Communication Education, 2020
Precarity, or the condition of continual wage insecurity, is shaping a generation of U.S. college students that suffer continually under poor material conditions, exploitative work schedules, and institutions that do not recognize their precarity. Lamiyah Bahrainwala grounds the latter point--that higher education does not recognize the needs of…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Problems, Citizenship, Nontraditional Students
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Wright, Sarah; Haskett, Mary E.; Anderson, Jacqulea – Communication Education, 2020
National studies and research on the authors' own campus confirms that many college students are sacrificing their health and safety to earn a degree. Furthermore, the challenges experienced by under-resourced college students can prevent them from obtaining a quality educational experience, hinder their progress toward graduation, and contribute…
Descriptors: College Students, Physical Health, Hunger, Food
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Morris, Pamela D.; Rust, Dianna Z. – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2020
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) has been available at the undergraduate level for decades. This article provides information to encourage institutions to consider implementing graduate-level PLA. It provides an analysis of the increasing demand for graduate education in the U.S. and shows the growing number of non-traditional graduate students who…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Graduate Study, Graduate Students, College Credits
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Papp, Theresa A. – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2020
In a case study of a Canadian urban high school, with mainly Aboriginal students that were non-traditional learners, teachers reported that student-centered learning within a culturally-responsive atmosphere contributed to educational success. The school and teachers provided wholistic, experiential, and relational instruction, deeply-steeped in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, High Schools, Indigenous Populations
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Davidson, Christopher T.; Ashby-King, Drew T.; Sciulli, Luke J. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
This article examines the current literature and state legislation of statewide "free tuition" promise programs. The purpose of this paper was to analyze state free community college programs, legislation, scholarly literature, and state websites to understand program structures, funding sources, and student-eligibility requirements. The…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, Community Colleges, State Legislation, Web Sites
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Guan, Shanshan; Ploner, Josef – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
In the wider context of national growth and investment in higher education in China, more mature students seek to gain access to university education. Considering the far-reaching socioeconomic and political shifts in contemporary China and its higher education sector in particular, this study explores the experience of mature university students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Cultural Capital, Cultural Influences
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Chen, Jin; Ziskin, Mary B.; Torres, Vasti – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2020
Utilizing event history analysis and multilevel models, this study explored dropout risks for first-time nontraditional students who started at public 4-year commuter institutions across a U.S. Midwest state. The study revealed that (a) the dropout hazard rate remained relatively high across college years and differed by gender, race, and family…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Dropouts, Nontraditional Students, Commuter Colleges
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Merrill, Barbara; Finnegan, Fergal; O'Neill, Jerry; Revers, Scott – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
Much research on adults in higher education has focused on issues of access and participation. As a result little is known about what happens to working-class students after leaving university even though employability is high on the agenda HE research on this topic in relation to such students is sparse. This research focuses on the voices of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Nontraditional Students, Working Class
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O'Shea, Sarah – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
This article explores how one cohort of first-in-family students narrated their movement into and through university, proposed as a form of boundary crossing. These metaphors emerged from the stories that students told about their persistence, with references ranging from institutional or organisational boundaries through to those imposed by self…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Barriers, College Attendance, Academic Persistence
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