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Reducing Attrition Rates for Maori Students

D.F. McKenzie
Journal of Developmental Education
Vol. 28, No. 3 (Spring 2005), pp. 12-14, 16, 18
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/42775188
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Abstract

Attrition statistics for first-year students in many tertiary environments suggest that students face a wide variety of obstacles. Students in developmental education programmes usually have one additional obstacle: They have a history of failure in academic settings. Therefore there are emotional and psychological barriers in addition to academic ones. Those students who come from low socio-economic backgrounds, often linked to membership of a minority ethnic group, face further obstacles again. This paper follows the efforts made in one developmental programme to reduce the dropout rate for such a group of students.

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