Factors affecting student progression and achievement : prediction and intervention. A two-year study
Lowis, Mike and Castley, Andrew. (2008) Factors affecting student progression and achievement : prediction and intervention. A two-year study. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, Volume 45 (Number 4). pp. 333-343. ISSN 1470-3297Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14703290802377232
First-year student dropout in the university sector can reach 20% or higher. Over a two-year period, a simple instrument was developed to identify potential student low performance and withdrawal. It was based on a measure of students' early expectation of higher education, matched subsequently with their actual experience. The instrument design was based both on the concept of a psychological contract, taken from the Field of employment relations, and Seven Principles of good undergraduate teaching. An intervention programme of interviews was instituted with low-scoring students. Findings, both statistical and qualitative, indicated a potentially useful role for the instrument, and,in improvement in Student progression and achievement for those receiving remedial intervention.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education|
|Divisions:||Other > Learning and Development Centre|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Academic achievement -- Great Britain, College dropouts -- Great Britain, College dropouts -- Prevention, Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives -- Great Britain|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Innovations in Education and Teaching International|
|Official Date:||November 2008|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 333-343|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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