ERIC Number: EJ1132854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Concluding Comments about Student Transition to Higher Education
Cole, James S.
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, v73 n3 p539-551 Mar 2017
This special issue of Transition to Higher Education contained studies from nine countries across the globe. The following provides a brief review of all nine studies, identifying common themes. These common themes include the importance of student expectations regarding their first-year experiences, as well as the importance of student academic and social integration. Another common theme was first-year stagnation, where some students experience little to no growth regarding motivation or deep approaches to learning. This section concludes by stressing the need for campuses to utilize their local data to better understand the factors that facilitate or undermine successful student transition on their campus.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Transitional Programs, Social Integration, Student Experience, Campuses, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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