AbstractsEducation Research & Administration

Student retention and engagement : looking for pathways forward

by Jennifer Stanley

Institution: University of South Australia
Degree: DEducation
Year: 2010
Keywords: Participation in education; Social class; High school dropouts; Middle class Education; High school attendance; Education Policy 160506 Education not elsewhere classified 139999 retention school climate parental participation middle class engagement
Record ID: 1035442
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This research investigates a number of factors that may impact on student engagement and retention in the senior years of schooling from a middle class perspective. Factors considered include metacognitive skills, friendships, support systems, self-esteem, adolescence, student employment, parental participation, student aptitude, wellbeing and teachers and school climate.