Failing Students in Higher Education
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Failing Students in Higher Education by Moira T. Peelo
Book DescriptionFailing Students in Higher Education explores failure from different vantage points: its social and political context; its implications for teachers and learners; and the practices and procedures of the assessment, support and administrative systems surrounding failing students in higher education. Failing and the possibility of failing are everyday experiences in higher education, yet rarely discussed. This text integrates discussions of drop-out, retention and student progress alongside the notion of academic failure. While management of student 'through-put' is of interest to politicians, educators have to manage and understand failing as an important part of the process of learning. This text incorporates new empirical data along with practitioner experience (relating to student counselling, learning support and administration, as well as the more traditional roles of academic staff) and analyses practice issues within a policy framework that takes into account past and current political trends.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780335208258
(91mm x 61mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Providing a complex and challenging education in research, the PhD is unlike other degrees and at its heart is the key educational role of supervisor. This book explores the experience of supervision and the PhD, drawing on a range of key viewpoints to further understanding of this complex educational experience.
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Author Biography - Moira T. Peelo
Moira Peelo is Study Consultant in the Higher Education Development Centre and Research Associate in the Department of Applied Social Science, Lancaster University. Her research interests are in student learning and marginality in education, health and crime. Terry Wareham is Director of the Higher Education Development Centre, Lancaster University, responsible for staff, educational and organizational development within the institution. Her research interests are in the area of higher education teacher development.
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