Student Retention Rates: Progression

Posted in Teaching on May 12th, 2017 by steve

IrelandCarol Nolan (Offaly, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to address the high levels of non-progression in some courses in institutes of technology; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 9 May]

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Drop-out rates at third-level colleges

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on January 16th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – Carl O’Brien points to studies indicating that college drop-out rates are closely related to issues of social justice and equity in education and training (‘Are we sending too many students to college?’, Education, January 9th). In my experience as a teacher, I noted that learners from lower socio-economic backgrounds are at a distinct disadvantage when they progress to third level …” (more)

[Letters, Irish Times, 16 January]

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Analysis: Are we sending too many students to college?

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on January 9th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Dropping out of college comes at a heavy cost for students. Aside from feelings of failure and regret, there can is a major financial burden. If a student opts to return to college, their grant entitlement is lost for the year they repeat. In addition, they may be liable for some or all of the tuition fees for that year, depending on the timing of their withdrawal …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 9 January]

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Over 70% of students drop out of certain college courses

Posted in Governance and administration on January 9th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“More than 70% of students do not get beyond their first year of college in some higher education courses, new figures show. The scale of these drop-out rates comes as some senior academics question whether many students who are unsuited to higher education are being shoehorned into college …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 9 January]

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HEA study highlights 84% of students progressed to their 2nd year of study

Posted in Governance and administration, Teaching on January 13th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“In the fourth of a series, a new HEA report A Study of Progression in Irish Higher Education published today, focuses on the progression of students from their first year of study in 2012/13 to their second year of study in 2013/14 …” (more, download)

[Higher Education Authority, 12 January]

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Do CAO points predict third level performance?

Posted in Teaching on October 8th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“In 2010, the HEA produced a report in which they concluded that ‘prior educational achievement’ was strongly correlated with progression rates at third level. This effect was found to be strongest at Level 7 but was still significant at Level 8. Very few academics would be surprised by this …” (more)

[educationandstuff, 8 October]

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Third Level Participation – Progression

Posted in Teaching on July 10th, 2015 by steve

IrelandDeputy Thomas P Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the actions her Department is taking to address the non-progression of up to 7,000 students from first year to second year at third level, as reported by the Higher Education Authority last year; and if she will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 7 July]

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Irish higher education: three further thoughts

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 19th, 2010 by steve

“By way of a brief update on my two recent posts about third level policy, a story in yesterday’s papers caught my eye …” (more)

[Eoin O’Dell, Cearta, 10 November]

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Shocking news about progression to university in Ireland

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 18th, 2010 by steve

“The news from this years’ Irish Times ‘feeder lists’ is … well not news at all since it tells a depressingly familiar tale of unequal access to university …” (more)

[Kevin Denny, Geary Behavioural Economics Blog, 18 November]

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Less than 15% in some Dublin areas going to college

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 18th, 2010 by steve

“Less than 15% of Leaving Cert students in some poorer areas of Dublin are progressing to third level, according to the 2010 Irish Times feeder school list published today …” (more)

[Sean Flynn and Peter McGuire, Irish Times, 18 November]

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Parents buying school success, figures reveal

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 18th, 2010 by steve

“More than 90% of students who sat the Leaving Cert in fee-paying or grind schools went on to higher education, figures compiled by the Irish Independent reveal …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 18 November]

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Progression through College, & News

Posted in Governance and administration on November 13th, 2010 by steve

“Presented and produced by Sean Delaney. This programme featured an interview with Muiris O’Connor from the Higher Education Authority about the Authority’s Study of Progression in Irish Higher Education …” (mp3)

[Inside Education on 103.2 Dublin City FM, 13 November]

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What do we know about education in Ireland?

Posted in Teaching on May 26th, 2010 by steve

“There are huge gaps in what we know about aspects of the Irish educational system. It is unfortunate, however, when professional researchers fail to acknowledge the existing research that has been accumulated in recent years …” (more)

[Independent, 26 May]

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