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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
Bailey, Thomas; Alfonso, Mariana; Calcagno, Juan Carlos; Jenkins, Davis; Kienzl, Gregory; Leinbach, Tim – Community College Research Center, 2004
Community colleges are a crucial point of access to higher education for low-income, minority, and other underserved students. These groups are overrepresented (with respect to their share of undergraduate enrollment) in two year and less than two year post secondary institutions. The community college access mission is built on low tuition, …
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Low Income Groups, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
Thayer, Paul B. – 2000
This paper, the third in a series of Research Informing Practice Short Papers commissioned by the National TRIO Clearinghouse, reviews some of the recent literature related to student retention in higher education, with particular emphasis on factors affecting students from low income and first generation backgrounds. According to the paper, this…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Attendance, First Generation College Students, Higher Education
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Sidle, Meg Wright; McReynolds, Janet – NASPA Journal, 1999
Examines the relationship between participation in an institution's freshman year experience course and student retention and success. Participating students were found to continue their enrollment to the fall term of their second year at a higher rate, complete more of the first academic year, earn higher cumulative grade point averages, and have…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Freshmen, Higher Education, School Holding Power
Porter, Stephen R. – 2002
Almost all studies of retention inappropriately combine stopouts with transfer-outs because of a lack of data. The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) (formerly called the National Student Loan Clearinghouse) created a new database that tracks students across institutions. These data, in combination with institutional databases, now allow…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Students, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education
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Nora, Amaury; Horvath, Fran – Education and Urban Society, 1989
Reviews the literature for empirical evidence of the impact of financial assistance on minority participation and retention in higher education. Recommends further research on minority subgroups in varied institutional settings in diverse geographic areas. (FMW)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Access to Education, College Students, Enrollment Rate
Earl, Archie W., Sr. – 1989
An examination of the effect of financial aid on college and university enrollment during a period of steady-state and decline is presented with a focus on the student's decision to go or not to go to college, to matriculate at a private or public college, to attend an in-state or out-of-state school, to transfer from a community college to a…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Choice, College Graduates, Community Colleges
California State Univ., Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor. – 1983
The report is a comprehensive and descriptive reference source for California State University (CSU) administrators interested in various aspects of ethnic data. Section I is an introduction. Section II presents ethnic data drawn from the 1980 California census, discusses some of the problems in the use and interpretation of such data, and lists…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Students
Smith, Elaine F. – 1990
This report focuses on minority students, particularly African Americans, in higher education. It examines school desegregation and its effect on African Americans, the success rate of minorities in comparison to the majority population, retention issues relative to minorities, recruitment and retention programs, and the importance of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, College Students, Higher Education
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
Colorado State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Denver. – 1995
Based on background research, interviews, and a public hearing held in Durango (Colorado) in March 1993, this report addresses issues regarding minority retention at Fort Lewis College in Durango and, to a lesser extent, at Adams State College in Alamosa. Due to limited information about Adams State College, none of the recommendations address…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, American Indian Education, College Students, Colleges
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
Ramist, Leonard – 1981
Research on college student attrition and retention is reviewed. Overall dropout rates and the reasons students give for dropping out are examined, and an attempt is made to assess the outcomes of going straight through college, as opposed to dropping out, temporarily leaving school, and not going to college at all. The demographic, academic,…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Attendance, College Environment, College Programs
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
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