Towards the development of a prognostic approach to Student retention in foreign language classes

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Title Towards the development of a prognostic approach to Student retention in foreign language classes
Author Lobo, Ana Isabel; Poyatos Matas, Cristina Florencia
Journal Name International Journal of Learning
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Abstract Language student attrition rightly continues to raise concern, associated as it is with heavy emotional and financial consequences. Existing models of student retention and attrition approach the issue of student dropout once the students had withdrawn from their studies. Even though these models have been successful in determining some of the factors that contributed to student withdrawal, there are three distinct gaps in the literature. First, the lack of studies dealing with in-course retention, second, the lack of retention and attrition models that tackled the issue from a prognostic approach rather than diagnostic, and third, the lack of research into second and foreign language learning student attrition. This article explains a new approach to language student in-course retention, developed and evaluated in a first-year tertiary Spanish class, as well as the instruments that support its implementation.
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Volume 17
Issue Number 11
Page from 305
Page to 316
ISSN 1447-9494
Date Accessioned 2011-01-07
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Higher Education; LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Maori)
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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