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Myers, Frances; Glover, Hayley; Stephens, Carey – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Successful retention of students through understanding their motivations and behaviours is a challenge to universities worldwide. Whilst the impact of withdrawals is an issue for all institutions, attrition for distance-learning providers is particularly problematic owing to higher non-completion rates, less physical visibility, and because…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Higher Education, Withdrawal (Education), Foreign Countries
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Er, Sidika Nihan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
College readiness of students and the effectiveness of remedial mathematics courses have been under consideration for the last two decades. There is a considerable misalignment between the expectations of students regarding secondary education and those regarding higher education. Information about current expectations and perspectives of college…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Readiness, College Mathematics, Remedial Mathematics
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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