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Leaving Early : Undergraduate Non-completion in Higher Education - Mantz Yorke

Leaving Early

Undergraduate Non-completion in Higher Education

Hardcover Published: 1st April 1999
ISBN: 9780750708975
Number Of Pages: 176

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Presents the findings of new research into the problem of students dropping-out from their courses, and provides information that will help institutions understand and address the problem. The book clarifies definitions of non-completion, looks at what influences students to leave early, assesses the implications for the institution's performance and the costs to the public purse. The analysis is illustrated by examples of student experience, and highlights courses of action that may help to reduce the problem.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Non-Completion: Important but Under-Researchedp. 1
What's Past Is Prologuep. 8
Surveying the Domainp. 28
Notesp. 35
Money, Choice and Quality: Why Full-Time and Sandwich Students Leave Earlyp. 36
'It's the Economy, Stupid': Why Part-Time Students Leave Earlyp. 57
The Cost to the Taxpayerp. 68
Non-Completion as a Performance Indicator?p. 81
What Can Be Done about Non-Completion?p. 97
List of Appendicesp. 125
Some Background Information Relating to the Respondentsp. 127
Comparison of Responsesp. 130
Outcomes of Factor Analysesp. 131
Selected Comparisons for Both Full-Time and Sandwich Students and Part-Time Studentsp. 134
Referencesp. 151
Indexp. 159
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ISBN: 9780750708975
ISBN-10: 0750708972
Series: Managing colleges effectively
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st April 1999
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.63 x 14.5  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1