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ERIC Number: EJ826469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
Debunking Myths: The B.C. Student Transitions Project
Gaber, Devron; Heslop, Joanne
Education Canada, v49 n1 p36-40 Win 2009
British Colombia's Student Transitions Project (STP) is challenging long-held myths about the movement of students through the education system in that province and may become a catalyst for re-examining commonly held ideas about students' transition to post-secondary education across the country. The STP is a collaborative effort among B.C.'s Ministries of Education and Advanced Education and the province's public post-secondary institutions. It began in 2005 and has produced a number of reports on student transitions in the province. As a result of this initial work, the authors are beginning to build a much better understanding of the patterns of student movement over time, and this understanding is helping to challenge some long-held beliefs about student transitions. In this article, the authors present several misconceptions about student transitions and expose the reality based on complex data. (Contains 1 table, 3 figures and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada