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Oliveira, Silas M. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
Academic libraries have always strived to be purposively involved in the university's mission attainment efforts. Today, the increase of retention levels is paramount, and, in many cases, it is at the center of higher education institution's strategic plans. For Andrews University, for example, the goal is to reach 80% in the next five years. In…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Institutional Mission
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Aljohani, Othman – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
One of the major issues that concerns tertiary institutions around the world is the student retention rate. In general, higher rates of completion give more positive image about the academic, administrative and financial statues of these institutions. However, improving the student completion and retention rates can be a challenging task. One way…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Academic Persistence, International Studies
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Martin, Gregory; Nakata, Vicky; Nakata, Martin; Day, Andrew – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
The promise of higher education remains elusive for many Indigenous students in Australia. To date, institutional efforts to improve the persistence and retention of Indigenous students have been largely piecemeal, poorly integrated and designed to remediate skill deficits. Yet, market-led expansion of Australian higher education is driving…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Indigenous Populations, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Parameswaran, Ashvin; Bowers, Jack – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
There is a long history of universities perceiving residences as pivotal in the learning process. Over the last 50 years, the nature and efficacy of residential environments as an educational tool have been extensively researched. However, within some sections of the tertiary residential sector, in the United States, the United Kingdom, New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, On Campus Students, College Housing, Academic Achievement
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Aljohani, Othman – International Education Studies, 2016
This paper presents a comprehensive review of the available literature on student attrition in Saudi higher education context. Despite the reported low student retention rates in Saudi tertiary institutions, student attrition remains an under-researched phenomenon. Thus, this paper aims to trace and collect all the available studies that addressed…
Descriptors: Higher Education, School Holding Power, Classification, Foreign Countries
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Zepke, Nick; Leach, Linda – Quality in Higher Education, 2007
Improving retention rates in post-school education has become a focus for policy-makers and researchers throughout the western world. Without doubt, any measure that helps students wishing to succeed in higher education is valuable. However, the dominance retention has achieved on a wide variety of educational fronts ranging from policy to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Accountability
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d'Plesse, Peter – Education in Rural Australia, 1993
Explains how one college student overcame the barriers of living in an isolated, rural area of Tasmania (Australia) to achieve his goal of a career in flying. Stresses the importance of schools encouraging not only student retention but also the formulation of students' personal visions and goals. (LP)
Descriptors: College Students, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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
Brackenreg, Mark – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Leadership, 1997
Data from five outdoor education programs in the United States and Australia indicate relatively low injury and illness rates and suggest a need to focus on hygiene practices and the prevention of athletic injuries. Documenting and analyzing injuries, illnesses, and "near misses" can enhance the safety of outdoor education programs.…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Adventure Education, Data Collection, Diseases
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Cross, Theodore; And Others – Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, 1995
Presents the statistical record of the progress of African Americans in institutions of higher education in the United States. Statistical indicators measure racial and educational inequality, higher education statistics in black African nations, the number of black students and scholars at colleges and universities in the United States, and the…
Descriptors: Blacks, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Demography
Kenyon, Peter; Sercombe, Howard; Black, Alan; Lhuede, Dominica – 2001
This study explores current education, training, and employment issues and opportunities for rural youth in Australia, and suggests ways in which relevant education, training, and employment options and prospects can be generated for rural youth. Specifically, this study documents the ways that economic and social changes in rural communities have…
Descriptors: Aboriginal Australians, Case Studies, Community Cooperation, Community Development
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
S., Perryman – 2002
Part 1 identifies the far-reaching changes to higher education (HE) in Great Britain during the 1990s. It shows that HE has settled into a new status quo, with a market for new graduates in 2001-02. Findings indicate that around 37 percent of 18-year-olds take part in full-time, further, or higher education; the participation rate at age 19 is now…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Career Development, Career Education, College Graduates
Marriott, Helen; And Others – 1994
The report on the status of Japanese language teaching in Australia gives a broad view of Japanese study and discusses current educational issues in some detail. An introductory chapter offers a brief overview of the history, objectives, and issues of Japanese language instruction in Australia. The second chapter details features of instructional…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Graduates, College Students, Cultural Awareness
Lamb, Ainslie – 1993
The expansion of higher education in the 1960s from an elite to a mass activity has led inevitably to a demand that higher education be responsive and accountable to the wider community. There are several approaches to evaluation of quality and economic effectiveness in higher education institutions and programs. In the mid-1980s, Australia's…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Quality, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries
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