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Research data

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2010 Student retention & graduate destination: higher education & labour market access & success

Student attrition has been a perennial theme in South African higher education throughout the past decade. In its National Plan for Higher E...

2010 Introduction

In this introduction the authors discuss the antecedents of the study that gave rise to this volume, describe the study itself and outline t...

2010 Uniformity and disjunction in the school-to-higher-education transition

This chapter focuses on learner aspirations for higher education and on student enrolments within higher education, juxtaposing the two to s...

2010 Poverty, race and student achievement in seven higher education institutions

This chapter discusses the extent and effects of these legacies and their manifestations in the HSRC Student Retention and Graduate Destinat...