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Louise Gazeley; Tamsin Hinton-Smith – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
This paper draws on research conducted in four publicly funded secondary schools in the South-East of England that explored the higher education decision-making of prospective first-generation university entrants accessing school-based widening participation interventions. It begins by introducing an "ecology of intersecting influences"…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, College Freshmen, Student Diversity, Access to Education
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González-Betancor, Sara M.; Fernández-Monroy, Margarita; Galván-Sánchez, Inmaculada; López-Puig, Alexis J. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
Implementation of the European Higher Education Area changed the assessment model in higher education towards a competence-based system, so that students are assessed by what they demonstrate they can do (competences). However, assessment of certain key competences, such as reading, ceases at higher education. The question remains whether reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Academic Achievement, Competence
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Stahl, Garth; McDonald, Sarah; Stokes, Jennifer – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
The underrepresentation of boys from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australian universities continues despite recent gains in widening participation. This article presents a case study documenting the transition of one Indigenous student, Robbie, from an underprivileged school located in the Western suburbs of Sydney to an urban…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Urban Schools, Universities
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Doyle, Colleen B.; O'Donnell, Grainne M. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
The transition to college is a critical determinant of student success in higher education. Increasingly, students' parents play a key role in supporting their sons and daughters as they adjust to the academic and social demands of university. However, little research has been conducted into parents' experiences of their child's transition to…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Attitudes, Adult Development, College Freshmen
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Syme, Suzi; Roche, Thomas; Goode, Elizabeth; Crandon, Erin – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
This study examines the impact of an Australian enabling program, underpinned by critical pedagogy, on students' academic and professional success. Qualitative focus group data were collected from individuals who had completed an enabling program at a regional Australian university and progressed to undergraduate study. Quantitative data comparing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Preparation, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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Fang, Fang; McCall, Brian; Zhong, Binglin – Higher Education Research and Development, 2022
The National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) is a high-stakes test in China that determines which higher education institution an individual can attend. Since 2014, China has launched a comprehensive reform pilot of the NCEE in Zhejiang and Shanghai, allowing students more flexibility in their subjects' choice. This study examines the…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Family Influence, College Entrance Examinations, College Students
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Patfield, Sally; Gore, Jenny; Fray, Leanne – Higher Education Research and Development, 2021
Despite the shift from elite to mass education, the odds of accessing university remain stacked in favour of those with a university-educated parent. Not only are first-generation students less likely to engage in higher education, but the dominant narrative surrounding their enrolment emphasises cultural deficiency, constructing individuals as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, First Generation College Students, College Bound Students, Academic Aspiration
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Vettori, Giulia; Vezzani, Claudio; Pinto, Giuliana; Bigozzi, Lucia – Higher Education Research and Development, 2021
This study focused on the transition from upper-secondary school to university. Specifically, it examined whether prior academic achievements and conceptions of learning at the time of completion of upper-secondary school predicted short- and long-term university success (grades at the bachelor's and master's levels). A total of 171 psychology…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Academic Achievement, Grades (Scholastic), High School Students
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McDowall, Ailie – Higher Education Research and Development, 2021
University disciplines are grappling with how best to incorporate Indigenous content and frameworks for practice into their teaching to better prepare graduates to work with Indigenous communities. Yet the pedagogical approaches that can best engage students in Indigenous Studies as a field of critical study are still being debated. This article…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Indigenous Knowledge, Teacher Student Relationship, College Students
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Stahl, Garth; McDonald, Sarah; Stokes, Jennifer – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
The underrepresentation of males from particular equity groups in Australian universities continues despite recent gains in achievement. This article presents a case study of the transition of one Aboriginal student, Robbie, from a school located in the Western suburbs of Sydney to an urban Australian university. Drawing on recent theorisations of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Males, Disproportionate Representation
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Carrillo-Higueras, Franz; Walton, T. R. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
This article explores four critical factors in the determining of regional and remote school students' intentions to progress to university. Three of these factors are based on the theory of planned behaviour (TPB): students' attitudes, the opinions of their significant others (social capital), and students' perceptions of control. A fourth…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Farley, Alan; Yang, Helen Hong – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
This is the first study that examines the comparative validity of the Chinese National College Entrance Exam (known as Gaokao) to a Western end-of-secondary-school performance measure, Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), as admission criteria to an Australian undergraduate degree programme. The study offers a strong warning about using just…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Admission, Admission Criteria, College Entrance Examinations
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Noyens, D.; van Daal, T.; Coertjens, L.; Van Petegem, P.; Donche, V. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
Supporting first-year students to adjust to their new academic environment is a crucial task in higher education. Investigating students' perceptions of fit between secondary and higher education could give higher education institutions valuable information for student feedback and support, when captured in a reliable and valid way. This study…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Test Validity, Personality Theories, Student Attitudes
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O'Byrne, Ciara; Jagoe, Caroline; Lawler, Margaret – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Dyslexia is a common specific learning difficulty. In higher education two models of disability are prevalent, 'disorder' and 'difference', which each differentially conceptualise dyslexia and the nature of supports required. A lack of research has been undertaken in Ireland regarding students' experience of dyslexia, and the move from second to…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Foreign Countries, Student Adjustment, Undergraduate Students
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Venegas-Muggli, Juan I. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
This research evaluated the impact on students' academic achievements of a pre-college outreach programme implemented by a Chilean higher education institution. This programme benefits students in their last year of secondary education so they can better adapt to post-secondary education. Specifically, we assessed whether freshmen enrolled in 2017…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, College Freshmen, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis
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