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Findings from a pilot study into student retention beyond year 10


Cranston, N and Allen, J and Watson, J and Hay, I and Beswick, K, Findings from a pilot study into student retention beyond year 10, Proceedings of the 2012 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, 2-6 December 2012, University of Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-9. ISSN 1324-9320 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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This paper reports on early findings from a pilot study into student retention beyond Year 10. Located in rural, regional and disadvantaged communities in Tasmania, the research has implications at State, national and international levels. It is being funded by a nationally competitive Australian Research Council Linkage grant and the Tasmanian Department of Education across three years. The paper begins by providing a conceptual overview of the research, including the background to the study, and then reports on trends that have emerged during the initial phase of data collection. Preliminary findings resulting from pilot data analysis of responses to questionnaires by students in Years 5 and 9/10 are discussed. The paper concludes with a discussion about what these early findings suggest in regard to factors impacting on student retention.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Secondary education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Schools and learning environments not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Cranston, N (Professor Neil Cranston)
UTAS Author:Allen, J (Dr Jeanne Allen)
UTAS Author:Watson, J (Professor Jane Watson)
UTAS Author:Hay, I (Professor Ian Hay)
UTAS Author:Beswick, K (Professor Kim Beswick)
ID Code:82772
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-02-18
Last Modified:2014-07-30
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