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Williams, John M.; Dunn, Patrick L.; Bast, Steve; Giesen, Judy – Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 2006
The purpose of this study was to identify the factors that contributed to vocational rehabilitation assessment of earning capacity. Rehabilitation professionals who attended a national forensic rehabilitation conference were asked to rate the importance of 26 variables in development of opinions of earning capacity. Exploratory factor analysis…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Factor Analysis, Vocational Education, Personnel Evaluation
Clark, Mary Ann; Thompson, Paul; Vialle, Wilma – International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 2008
International educational statistics have reported a gender gap in educational outcomes, with boys falling behind girls in regard to grades, high school graduation and university enrollment and retention. This study involved pre-service teachers and school counsellors in Colleges of Education at three universities on three continents carrying out…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Outcomes of Education, Public Education, Preservice Teachers
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Scott, Timothy P.; Tolson, Homer, Huang, Tse-Yang – Journal of College Admission, 2009
In this study an entering cohort of freshmen majors in mathematics and science at a land grant, research one institution was examined to first determine if a group of students who persisted in science and mathematics disciplines were different in terms of pre-college characteristics from a group of students who dropped with grade point averages…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Group Membership, Grade Point Average, Graduation
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McNeil, Ogretta V. – National Academic Advising Association Journal, 1990
A three-day program at the College of the Holy Cross (Massachusetts) was developed to address low retention rates for African-American students meeting the usual predictive criteria for academic success. It familiarized students with the college, allowed them to meet significant college community members, and assisted in adapting to academic…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Black Students, Higher Education, Liberal Arts
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Losak, John; Morris, Cathy – 1983
A study was conducted at Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC) to assess the academic performance of students who participated in remedial course work during their first term of enrollment, and to determine the participation rate of remedial-eligible students. The fall 1980 administration of a basic skills test battery found 2,968 of 6,726…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Achievement Tests, Educational Trends
North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. General Administration. – 2000
The profiles, tables, and narrative materials in this report were prepared to consolidate essential information about the constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina into one publication for use by school counselors, students, and their parents. This report contains information previously provided in "Institutional…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Curriculum, Guidance Personnel, Higher Education
Young, Eric D. – 1986
This report describes a model for improving retention and graduation rates of culturally diverse students that involves a guided studies seminar in psychological education. The objective is to provide incoming freshmen with an experiential seminar structured around examining higher education, learning and study skills development, and personal and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Freshmen, First Year Seminars, Higher Education