Exploring student transition: Minding the gap / Fauziah Noordin

Noordin, Fauziah (2016) Exploring student transition: Minding the gap / Fauziah Noordin. Penerbit UiTM (UiTM Press), Shah Alam. ISBN 978-967-363-193-3

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Abstract

Successful transitions from schools to universities can make or break a student's educational experience. These transitions mark key stages in students' development and in their engagement with the higher education system. Poor transitions can lead students to disengage and result in poorer educational outcomes. For a transition to go well, a student needs to understand what the next stage in their education looks like, be prepared for the level and for the style of work expected of them at the next stage. In addition to support from families, friends, university staff and environment, the students' attitudes towards education are found to be significantly important to ensure that they experience a smooth transition from schools to universities. An investigation on social support appraisal, academic self-concept, academic motivation, perceived university environment, academic aspiration, mentoring, decision to stay and educational goals as perceived by the residential students of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) was conducted in response to the issue emerging through feedback from staff, students and analysis of retention and achievement data. This book is aimed at the administrators of universities to rethink how they understand the role of the university and how the university can ease the transition of students from schools to universities. It is hoped that the findings will provide practical information for university staff administrators can better manage the transition of students from schools to UiTM with the intention of reducing student dropouts and in increasing students graduating on time.

Item Type: Book
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Noordin, FauziahUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Divisions: Penerbit UiTM (UiTM Press)
Item ID: 21783
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transitions; Schools; Universities; Educational experience; Students' development ; Higher education system
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2018 08:06
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 7
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/21783

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