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Improving Student Retention in Higher Education
The Role of Teaching and Learning

ISBN 9780415399210
Published December 14, 2007 by Routledge
208 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Improving Student Retention in Higher Education provides a practical, curriculum-based response to the current situation in higher education, where participating students emanate from a range of backgrounds; international and lower socioeconomic backgrounds, mature aged students, students with disabilities as well as those for whom higher education is the first family experience.

Underpinned by research indicating that students are more likely to continue with higher education if they are engaged in their studies and have developed networks and relationships with their fellow students, this book presents best practice examples of innovative and inclusive curriculum, from a range of countries.

Table of Contents

Section 1. Introduction: The Dimensions of Facilitating Student Success in Higher Education  Section 2: Facilitating Student Success Through Programs in the Disciplines of Study  Section 3: Student Success and Student Diversity  Section 4: Student Success and Flexible Modes  Section 5: Synthesis and Conclusions

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Glenda Crosling is Senior Lecturer and Student Liaison, Transition and Generic Skills Adviser, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University, Australia

Liz Thomas is Senior Adviser for Widening Participation, The Higher Education Academy, UK and Director of the Widening Participation Research Centre at Edge Hill University.

Margaret Heagney is Co-ordinator, Student Equity Unit, Equity and Diversity Centre, Student and Staff Services Division, Monash University, Australia


'The book itself is ... likely to be a welcome practical addition to the literature on student retention.' - ESCalate, Higher Education Academy