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Clark, Steve – 1990
This paper reviews and analyzes the research in rural education in Australia in recent decades. Research undertaken in other countries is examined where comparisons, differences, or explanations are useful in understanding the Australian context. Following an introduction to the Australian education system and summaries of demographic features of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Research
Boylan, Colin; Bandy, Helen – 1994
This paper examines seven variables or issues regarded as central to improving the recruitment, training, and retention of rural teachers, doctors, and other professionals, as well as efforts to overcome related problems in rural Australia and Canada. First, selection practices should identify professionals from rural backgrounds and those with…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
Prather, James E.; Hand, Carol A. – 1986
Indicators of persistence of nontraditional students at a large commuter state university were studied, and the literature on persistence was reviewed. The literature review covered student variables affecting retention rates, ethnic status and retention, institutional variables affecting persistence, and theoretical models that explain…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Transfer Students, Commuter Colleges, Females
Hector, Judith H.; Hector, Mark A. – 1992
This paper reports on research that examined longitudinal data on students entering Tennessee Board of Regents institutions of higher education after the implementation of a state-mandated developmental studies program. The program identifies and helps at-risk students to persist in college to graduation. Data analysis is presented from a 1986…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, College Preparation
Rendon, Laura I. – 1994
This paper examines the educational situation of minority and poor students within the nation's K-12 and higher educational system. It stresses that poor and minority children are the most underserved in America, that they still attend segregated and under-funded schools, that their drop out rate continues to be high, and that those who do manage…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Educational Improvement
Kerlin, Scott P. – 1993
Providing an overview of research in the areas of diversity and multiculturalism among students and faculty in postsecondary institutions, this report examines: (1) changes in ethnicity among college students nationwide, including enrollment, participation, and completion rates by ethnic group; (2) participation, retention, and graduation rates by…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Cultural Pluralism
Scollon, Ron – 1981
Educational practice and barriers to full participation of Alaska Natives in postsecondary education were examined in an ethnographic study begun in October 1980 by the University of Alaska. Focus was on the institutional placement, organization, and functioning of gatekeeping encounters within the university, primarily the central Fairbanks…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Alaska Natives, College Attendance
Hayes, Mabel E. – 1990
This paper analyzes the status of minority women in higher education in relation to recruitment, retention, fair employment, and equity. Recent research on the American Professoriate showed women made up 27 percent of full-time faculty members and that 10 percent of full- and part-time faculty members are members of a minority. In the California…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Asian Americans, Blacks, College Administration
Bair, Carolyn Richert; Haworth, Jennifer Grant – 1999
Forty to sixty percent of students who begin doctorates in selective colleges and universities do not persist to graduation. Although numerous research studies have focused on doctoral attrition and persistence, there have been no systematic studies because, among other reasons, there are no nationwide databases on attrition as there are for…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Dissertations, Dropout Research
This is an analysis of the findings from three comparable national studies of current change in the provision of initial teacher education. These three studies are: the Mode of Teacher Education (MOTE) survey, covering England and Wales; the Research about Teacher Education (RATE) Project, covering the United States; and the Study of Initial…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Jaramillo, Mari Luci – 1985
This speech addresses the issues related to the education of Hispanic females. For Hispanic females, school failure has meant the perpetuation of poverty, the paucity of role models and mentors for the next generation, and the perpetuation of limited and stereotypic places for them in society. Based on relevant research, an examination of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Educational Change, Educational Environment
Towles, David E.; And Others – 1993
Student-faculty contact is widely accepted as influencing retention within campus-based programs. The difficulties of implementing such contact within a distance learning environment magnify its importance as a topic for investigation. This study sought to evaluate the effect of faculty initiated contacts on student persistence within a large…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Adult Education, Comparative Analysis, Distance Education
Roark, Mary L. – 1983
Part-time campus employment benefits the student, not only financially, but by helping to clarify career goals, and by providing an opportunity to apply classroom learning to work settings. Students gain a sense of themselves as workers, coming to know their skills, interests and limitations. Job placement prospects, whether for temporary or…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Role, College Students, Employment Programs
Williams, Bruce – 1993
This paper examines the issue of the responsibility of higher education institutions (HEIs) for and response to rising unemployment rates and economic decline within Australian society. It presents an analysis of the salary and employment status of college graduates over time, revealing that types of graduates with initially high levels of…
Descriptors: College Role, Course Selection (Students), Education Work Relationship, Educational Demand