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Elder, Adam C. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Research has thoroughly examined various factors that are related to university student persistence. Studies suggest that a multitude of characteristics are predictive of student success, and theory supports examining these characteristics at the institutional level. However, few studies utilise robust, single-institution samples using a holistic…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, School Size, Public Colleges
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Austen, Liz; Pickering, Nathaniel; Judge, Marie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Foundation year provision provides access to Higher Education by developing the skills and subject-specific knowledge required to undertake an undergraduate degree course. This article explores the experiences of students during transition onto an Integrated Foundation Year in Art and Design Year (IFYAD) at one UK Higher Education Institution. The…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Higher Education, Student Adjustment, Foreign Countries
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Godfrey, Jonathan; Elliott, Geoffrey – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This article examines the impact of academisation on English Sixth Form Colleges through the lens of the Principals and Governors who lead such organisations -- those who have decided to opt for academisation, and those who have not. A comprehensive survey of the Principals or Chairs of 35 Sixth Form Colleges, representing all regions of England,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Change, Institutional Autonomy
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Firat, Tahsin; Bildiren, Ahmet – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to identify and describe the strengths and weaknesses of a student with LD from their pre-school period until their last year of university. The participant is a 4th year student in a university Guidance and Psychological Counselling department. This study used multiple qualitative research methods, including a case…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Learning Disabilities, College Students, Preschool Education
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Rosman, Tom; Mayer, Anne-Kathrin; Leichner, Nikolas; Krampen, Günter – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The transition to higher education is a topic of concern for educators around the world. In fact, the shift to a more competitive educational environment can negatively impact students' academic self-concept, which, in turn, might lead to lower persistence and less adaptive educational decisions. To examine how psychology students adapt to the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Secondary Education
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Thompson, David W. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The provision of Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) for school pupils considering their next move after compulsory schooling is of great importance to them and their families. This study focused on three schools in a region in England that has suffered economic deprivation and low educational attainment. It sought to uncover how factors such…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Higher Education, Academic Advising, School Guidance
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Baker, Z. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Despite the shift from an elite to a mass higher education (HE) system in the UK, participation between students with Business Technology Education Council (BTEC) and Advanced-Level (A-level) qualifications remains unequal. The data presented here is taken from a longitudinal narrative inquiry funded by the Economic and Social Research Council…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Choice, Vocational Education, Academic Education
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Money, Julie; Nixon, Sarah; Graham, Linda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Entering higher education (HE) is a critical moment for many students and one in which their educational experiences may change dramatically, but are students academically prepared? From a structured and supported environment, they enter a more autonomous and independent setting and little is known about their preparedness for this transition.…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, College Preparation, Teacher Attitudes, Self Determination
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Prakhov, Ilya; Bocharova, Maria – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This paper analyses the determinants of national student mobility under the unified system of admission in Russia and evaluates the barriers which still limit educational mobility. It is argued that even with the Unified State Examination (USE) and the decreased transaction costs of applying to universities, student interregional national mobility…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Influences, Predictor Variables, Student Mobility
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Shilo, Gila; Ragonis, Noa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
A central issue in the design of curricula for all school levels is the development of the learners' high-order thinking skills and metacognitive skills. Among such required skills is the ability to solve problems. The literature dealing with the development of problem-solving skills is vast and primarily addresses the scientific disciplines, even…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Metacognition, Problem Solving, Linguistics
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O'Brien, Breda; Iannone, Paola – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Recently much research has focused on student engagement, both at school and at university. This attention is motivated by the role that engagement plays in student learning and in the student experience. Acknowledging that student engagement is a multifaceted construct we focus on the contribution that teaching and teacher traits make to the…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, College Students
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McMurray, Isabella; Rafferty, Cheryl; Sutton, Cordelia; Patel, Shweta – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The transition between school or college and higher education can be a challenging time for a student. Schools, colleges and universities work together in a number of ways in order to try and ease this process. However, many students still find their first-year experience difficult to adjust to, which can impact on their own development and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, Secondary Schools, Psychology
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Yang, Yanxian; Badger, Richard – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
IELTS scores are widely used in combination with academic results as a way of judging whether non-English background students should be admitted to degree-level courses in Anglophone contexts. However, successful study at university requires more than language competence and intellectual ability and international students often seem to start from…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Socialization, Asians, Second Language Learning
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Stoten, David William – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
The sixth-form college sector is often marginalised in policy and academic discourse, where the much larger school and further education sectors dominate. This paper sets out to describe the sector's key features, assess its position within the wider education system and consider its future in an increasingly competitive education market. The…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Secondary Schools, Secondary Education, Educational Development
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Wilkins, Stephen; Walker, Ian – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
The term "applied track" in UK further education has been used to refer to the applied A level, the vocational, coursework-based version of the traditional academic A level. Vocational and coursework-based courses are often criticised for being easier than academic courses, for only attracting students who do not satisfy the requirements…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Academic Education, Postsecondary Education, College Readiness
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