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Wolverhampton Intellectual Repository and E-Theses > School for Education Futures > Creating Positive Student Experiences > An overview of research on student support: helping students to achieve or achieving institutional targets? Nurture or De-Nature?

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Title: An overview of research on student support: helping students to achieve or achieving institutional targets? Nurture or De-Nature?
Authors: Smith, Rob
Citation: Teaching in Higher Education, 12(5/6): 683-695.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal: Teaching in Higher Education
Issue Date: 2007
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/47388
DOI: 10.1080/13562510701596240
Additional Links: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/13562510701596240
http://direct.bl.uk/bld/PlaceOrder.do?UIN=217034848&ETOC=RN&from=searchengine
Abstract: In the quasi-marketised environment of the new, mass higher education (HE), centralised policy continues to dictate conditions, and traditionally stable sources of income are being made increasingly unreliable. An increasing emphasis on student support within HE institutions (HEIs) has been made necessary by targets for student numbers and the funding that rests on these numbers. These tensions have been added to for 'post-1992' universities, by the Widening Participation initiative that brings with it particular issues around recruitment and retention. Rather than focusing on the models and systems of support that are being developed in different HE settings and their effectiveness, the aim of this paper is to theorise the imperatives behind these, to look again at the context that informs their inception and how the various support structures position and identify students. Through this, the tensions that exist between financial incentives, 'bums on seats', Widening Participation and academic achievement rates will be explored.
Type: Article
Language: en
Keywords: Students
Retention
Widening participation
Higher education
Post-1992 universities
UK
Supportive learning environments
ISSN: 1470-1294
1356-2517
Appears in Collections: Creating Positive Student Experiences

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