ERIC Number: EJ1187707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Do High-Achieving Students Benefit from Honors College Participation? A Look at Student Engagement for First-Year Students and Seniors
Miller, Angie L.; Dumford, Amber D.
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v41 n3 p217-241 Sep 2018
This study investigates findings from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), comparing various aspects of student engagement between honors college and general education students. Responses from 1,339 honors college students and 7,191 general education students across 15 different universities suggest a positive impact for honors college participation on reflective and integrative learning, use of learning strategies, collaborative learning, diverse discussions, student--faculty interaction, and quality of interactions for first-year students, even when controlling for student and institutional characteristics. For senior students, honors college participation was related to more frequent student--faculty interaction. Potential experiential and curricular reasons for these differences are discussed, along with implications for educators, researchers, parents, and students.
Descriptors: High Achievement, Educational Benefits, National Surveys, Learner Engagement, Honors Curriculum, College Faculty, College Freshmen, Teacher Student Relationship, General Education, Comparative Analysis, College Seniors, Student Attitudes, Learning Strategies, Cooperative Learning, Student Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics, Gifted, Thinking Skills
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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