Field J & Morgan-Klein N (2010) Researching Retention and Non-Traditional Learners: evidence on pre-entry preparation. Hitting the ground running: reflections on pre-entry student support and new students’ academic preparedness for higher education, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK, 04.06.2010-04.06.2010. http://www.gcu.ac.uk
This paper reports on experiences of non-traditional undergraduates who have entered university following a pre-entry preparatory programme. The evidence is drawn from a collaborative European research project on Access and Retention: Experiences of Non-traditional Learners in Higher Education. The project focuses on access, retention and drop-out in higher education institutions in relation to non-traditional students (younger and adults) and the factors which promote or inhibit this (for further details see www.ranlhe.dsw.edu.pl). We present here findings for the Scottish sample to date.
Higher education; Retention; Access; Participation; Nontraditional college students Scotland; College drop-outs Scotland; Motivation in adult education; Education, Higher Research