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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Student retention & graduate destination: higher education & labour market access & success
Editors:Letseka, Moeketsi
Cosser, MichaelISNI
City of publisher:Cape Town
Publisher:HSRC Press
ISBN:9780796923110; 0796923094; 9780796923097
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:higher education
labour market
External link:https://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/337893861.pdf
Abstract:This monograph comprises seven chapters commissioned by the principal investigator (Moeketsi Letseka) of the Student Retention and Graduate Destination Study, which was conducted in South Africa between 2005 and 2006. The project was conceived in response to multiple concerns that South Africa's higher education throughput rates were too low at around 15 percent. Seven institutions were selected for inclusion in the study: the University of Fort Hare (UFH), the University of the Western Cape (UWC), Peninsula Technikon (Pentech), Stellenbosch University (SU), the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), the University of the North (UNorth), and Pretoria Technikon (PtaTech). The book is organized around two central themes: student access - to higher education, to the labour market, and to employment; and student success - whether students drop out of higher education or stay in the institution and graduate. The case studies are framed around three temporal junctures: transition from school to higher education; passage through higher education; and transition from higher education to the labour market. Contributors: Haroon Bhorat, Mignonne Breier, Michael Cosser, Trish Gibbon, Moeketsi Letseka, Natasha Mayet, Percy Moleke, Gill Scott, and Mariette Visser. [ASC Leiden abstract]