Leaving College Rethinking the Causes and Cures of Student Attrition

ISBN-10: 022600757X

ISBN-13: 9780226007571

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Vincent Tinto

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This edition incorporates numerous research and policy reports on why students leave higher education. Incorporating data only now available, Tinto applies his theory of student departure to the experiences of minority, adult, and graduate students, and to the situation facing commuting institutions and two-year colleges.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Vincent Tinto is Distinguished Professor of Education at Syracuse University and coauthor of Where Colleges Are and Who Attends: Effects of Accessibility on College Attendance.

Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Dimensions and Consequences of Student Departure from Higher Education
The Limits of Our Understanding of Student Departure
The Goals and Structure of the Book
The Scope and Patterning of Student Departure from Higher Education
The Entry of Individuals into Higher Education
The Scope of Departure from Higher Education
Group Differences in Rates of Degree Completion
Concluding Observations
Roots of Individual Departure from Institutions of Higher Education
Sorting through Past Research on Student Departure
Individual Roots of Student Departure
Interactional Roots of Institutional Departure
External Communities and Withdrawal from College
Finances and College Persistence
Involvement, Learning, and Leaving
Individual and Institutional Variations in the Process of Student Departure
Concluding Observations
A Theory of Individual Departure from Institutions of Higher Education
Past Theories of Student Departure
Studies of Departure in Other School Settings
Stages in the Process of Departure from Institutions of Higher Education
Suicide and the Study of Departure from Higher Education
Toward a Theory of Institutional Departure from Higher Education
A Longitudinal Model of Departure from Institutions of Higher Education
Linking Learning and Leaving: The Educational Character of Student Leaving
A Model of Institutional Departure: Some Observations
The Dimensions of Institutional Action
Defining "Dropout" from Higher Education
The Principles of Effective Retention
The Principles of Effective Implementation
What Works in Retaining Students
Retention Policies for Different Students
Retention Policies for Different Institutions
Concluding Observations
Conclusions
Educational Communities and the Character of Institutional Commitment
Educational Mission and Institutional Commitment
The Paradox of Institutional Commitment and the Limits of Institutional Action
Educational Excellence, Retention, and Student Involvement in Learning
Leaving College and Other Forms of Departure
A Concluding Observation
The Assessment of Student Departure from Institutions of Higher Education
Toward a Theory of Doctoral Persistence
Notes
References
Index
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