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Bruwer, Johan de W. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1996
A study at Cape Technikon (South Africa) investigated college choice decision making by surveying 923 applicants during the application process and 314 enrollees during orientation. Results show demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of applicants and enrollees differ, applicants consider multiple institutions, alumni and friends are the…
Descriptors: Alumni, College Applicants, College Choice, College Freshmen
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Jacobs, G. J.; van Loggerenberg, C. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1996
Describes a Rand Afrikaans University (South Africa) program to prepare learners for lifelong, self-directed learning. Components include reduced classroom contact, increased independent study, use of a modular study guide, optimum student participation, and continuous evaluation. Focuses on the seven-year process of transforming the project into…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Continuing Education, Foreign Countries
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Bergh, Anne-Marie; And Others – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1996
A study using 10 University of South Africa education graduates investigated how students experience two very different textbooks. Results suggest that the students' personal circumstances dictated their approaches to instructional texts. Other factors included English language proficiency; textual features (advance organizers, visual aids,…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, College Graduates, Distance Education, Education Majors
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Fraser, W. J.; Nieman, M. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1996
A survey of 2,071 first-year students in university distance-education programs found the two most common learning strategies were repetitive reading of course materials and summarization of facts. Wide variation in strategies was found, apparently determined by both learner characteristics and nature and design of instructional materials,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, College Freshmen, College Students, Course Content
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