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Identifying possible causes for high and low retention rates in language and culture programs at the Australian National University: A characterization of three groups of students crucial for understanding student attrition

Martin, Mario Daniel; Jansen, Louise


In this contribution we summarise the main results of a student retention and attrition study carried out at Australian National University in 2008-2009. We focus on a crucial finding of the study, namely that the dichotomy continuing/ discontinuing to classify students needs to be reconceptualised. Three very different groups of students are identified: (1) Continuing students who indicated that they had not considered seriously the possibility of discontinuing, (2) Continuing students who...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of Inaugural LCNAU Colloquium
Access Rights: Open Access


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