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National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2015
Having a disability or ongoing ill health (including mental health conditions) can significantly disrupt an individual's educational attainment and employment prospects, potentially creating lifelong social and economic disadvantage. These students may need additional support to help them successfully complete their studies. In addition, education…
Descriptors: College Students, Disabilities, Mental Disorders, Student Needs
Culp, Marguerite McGann, Ed.; Dungy, Gwendolyn Jordan, Ed. – NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, 2014
More than a third of all undergraduate students are 25 or older, and their presence on college and university campuses is growing. However, institutions of higher learning are struggling to meet the needs of, and improve persistence and completion rates for, this significant student population. "Increasing Adult Learner Persistence and…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Nontraditional Students, Undergraduate Students
Yanagiura, Takeshi – Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research, 2012
This instruction manual explains in detail how to use the Attrition Cost Model program, which estimates the cost of student attrition for a state's higher education system. Programmed with SAS, this model allows users to instantly calculate the cost of attrition and the cumulative attrition rate that is based on the most recent retention and…
Descriptors: Student Attrition, Higher Education, Academic Persistence, Graduation Rate
Russell, Lane; Deich, Sharon; Padgette, Heather Clapp; Cox, Amy – National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families (NJ1), 2012
A wide body of research shows that consistent participation in high-quality afterschool and summer programs, also called out-of-school time or OST, provides substantial benefits to children and youth and their communities. Youth are more prone to engage in juvenile delinquency, substance abuse and other risky behaviors after 3:00 p.m. if there are…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies, City Government
Higher Education Research Inst., Inc., Los Angeles, CA. – 2003
This report explains using data from the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) to evaluate undergraduate persistence. A recent study (A. Astin and I. Oseguera) has found that two-thirds of the variation among institutions in degree completion rates is attributable to differences in their entering classes rather than to differences in…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, Colleges, Data Analysis
National Academies Press, 2006
Although more women than men participate in higher education in the United States, the same is not true when it comes to pursuing careers in science and engineering. To Recruit and Advance: Women Students and Faculty in Science and Engineering identifies and discusses better practices for recruitment, retention, and promotion for women scientists…
Descriptors: Tenure, Engineering, Graduate Students, Women Scientists
Dayton, Charles; Stern, David – Career Academy Support Network, 2010
In order to assess how completely a Small Learning Community (SLC) and/or Career Academy is implemented in any given site, and to connect the degree of implementation with the amount of improvement in student performance, two kinds of information are needed. The first is information on the quality of implementation, which can be collected by…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Career Academies, Program Effectiveness, Self Evaluation (Groups)
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Seidman, Alan – College and University, 1996
Recent research on college student attrition is examined for trends, and it is suggested that the common perspective on retention and attrition is too narrow; it should be viewed from three perspectives: within-course retention; program retention; and institutional retention rate. Recommended for retention (R) is early (E) identification (Id) plus…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Administration, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention
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Stephen, Veronica P. – Critical Issues in Teacher Education, 1992
Although research indicates that retention has little educational value for children, the retention process and rate continue to escalate. Retention consequences are devastating and pervasive. The paper discusses decisions regarding retention and notes positive alternatives (e.g., parental involvement, modifications in instructional practices and…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Decision Making, Educational Change, Elementary Education
Copenhaver, John – Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center (MPRRC), 2005
Finding and hiring highly qualified candidates in today's education marketplace can be as frustrating and demanding as it is rewarding and satisfying. National projections suggest special education personnel shortages in the coming years may tax the ability of schools to provide services for children with disabilities. While teacher turnover rates…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Certification, Teacher Persistence, Special Education Teachers
Meservey, Lynne D. – Child Care Information Exchange, 1989
Discusses a three-phase plan to improve retention rates in child care centers. Phase I covers pre-enrollment and involves teacher, student, and parent getting to know each other. Phase II covers the first eight weeks and entails careful treatment of student and parent. Phase III is the ongoing retention stage. (RJC)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Enrollment Influences
Cantrell, Betsy J., Ed. – 1985
Drawing from a review of the literature, input from experts on student retention, and the opinions of educators throughout Alabama, this manual provides guidelines for conducting institutional research on retention, implementing programs to enhance the quality of the educational experiences of two-year college students in the state, and developing…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Policy Formation, School Holding Power
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Brown, David A. – College and University, 1998
Compared three types of orientation programs offered to new students at Salisbury State University (Maryland) traditional, alternative, and outdoor. Findings suggested enrollees in the outdoor program had better adjustment and higher retention rates than enrollees in other programs. The study concluded that interaction/ collaboration among…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Attendance, College Students, Dropout Research
Heller, Daniel A. – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2004
Just as the pool of qualified teacher applicants is shrinking and attrition rates are soaring, new standards are making entry into the teaching profession more difficult. Teachers can make sure their school system doesn't get caught in the crunch by implementing the approach from this visionary guide. Daniel A. Heller describes a top-to-bottom…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Personnel Selection, Mentors, Standards
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Canagarajah, A. Suresh – College Composition and Communication, 1997
Explores the culture of a summer writing course (at the University of Texas) for first-year ethnic minority students that is designed to help induct them gradually into the academic culture and improve retention rate. Observes and records behavior and discourses of the class's African American students. Focuses on learning strategies displayed in…
Descriptors: Black Students, College Freshmen, Coping, Cultural Context
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