Cultural and Institutional Perspectives on Experiences of Non-Traditional Students in European Higher Education
Merrill B, Armstrong P, Alhei, P, Schoemer F, Rheinlander K, Bron A, Thunborg C, Nizinska A, Kurantowicz E, Field J, Morgan-Klein N, West L, Monteaguedo JG, Ballesteros MA, Finnegan F & Fleming T Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/282577193_Cultural_and_Institutional_Perspectives_on_Experiences_of_Non-Traditional_Students_in_European_Higher_EducationKeywords:
The aim of this research project, entitled Access and Retention: Experiences of Non-Traditional Learners in Higher Education, is to further knowledge and understanding of how and why some non-traditional adult students are able to develop a learning identity and successfully complete an undergraduate degree, and why others do not. < Back
Policy and structural analyses of access, retention and dropout of non-traditional students (younger and adults) will contribute to the promotion of excellence, effectiveness, efficiency and equity in higher education across Europe. By looking at the social dimensions of learning, the project will contribute to the Bologna process, and focus on those groups of learners which the Bologna process might otherwise overlook. This Work Package report draws on in-depth interviews with a diverse range of staff across all the sampled institutions in the study, from the elite to newer and reform institutions.