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Leaving College: Rethinking the Causes and Cures of Student Attrition
     

Leaving College: Rethinking the Causes and Cures of Student Attrition

by Vincent Tinto
 

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In this 1994 classic work on student retention, Vincent Tinto synthesizes far-ranging research on student attrition and on actions institutions can and should take to reduce it. The key to effective retention, Tinto demonstrates, is in a strong commitment to quality education and the building of a strong sense of inclusive educational and social community on campus

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In this 1994 classic work on student retention, Vincent Tinto synthesizes far-ranging research on student attrition and on actions institutions can and should take to reduce it. The key to effective retention, Tinto demonstrates, is in a strong commitment to quality education and the building of a strong sense of inclusive educational and social community on campus.  He applies his theory of student departure to the experiences of minority, adult, and graduate students, and to the situation facing commuting institutions and two-year colleges. Especially critical to Tinto’s model is the central importance of the classroom experience and the role of multiple college communities. 

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From a rare undertaking of a few "enlightened" institutions, enhanced student retention has become a common part of institutional and state planning. In this second edition, the author revises and extends the theory and exposition of the first edition (1988) in light of an explosion of research on the subject and in light of current statistical data that can be fruitfully compared with older data. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226007571
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/03/2012
Edition description:
1
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
610,191
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Vincent Tinto, Distinguished Professor of Education at Syracuse University, is coauthor of Where Colleges Are and Who Attends: Effects of Accessibility on College Attendance (1972).

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