From further to higher education: transition as an on-going process

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Author: Tett, Lyn; Cree, Viviene E.; Christie, Hazel


This paper argues that transition is not a one-off event that occurs when students first enter universities but is an on-going process that is repeated over time. [The authors] draw on qualitative data from a longitudinal project on 'non-traditional' students who entered a research-intensive university in Scotland direct from further education colleges. This cohort of 45 was asked about their views on college and university learning in a study that was conducted throughout their time at university; a sub-sample of 15 was then followed up 10 years later. [The] data suggest that four...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Students; Participation; Research; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Transition from secondary to further education and training; University; Opinion; Nontraditional students; Longitudinal study

Geographic subjects: Scotland; Great Britain; Europe

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media, 2017

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Journal title: Higher education

Journal volume: 73

Journal number: 3

Journal date: March 2017

Pages: pp. 389-406

ISSN: 0018-1560, 1573-174X (online)

Special issue: Transition to higher education: an international perspective

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 128.53

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