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|Title: ||Recruitment and retention of students – an integrated and holistic vision of mathematics support|
|Authors: ||Croft, Tony|
Harrison, Martin C.
Robinson, Carol L.
|Keywords: ||Mathematics support|
Strategies for success
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Publisher: ||Routledge (© Taylor & Francis)|
|Citation: ||CROFT, A.C., HARRISON, M. and ROBINSON, C.L., 2009. Recruitment and retention of students – an integrated and holistic vision of mathematics support. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 40 (1), pp. 109-125.|
|Abstract: ||Students’ lack of preparedness for the mathematical demands of higher education
is affecting a wide range of programmes in universities worldwide. In the UK this
has been recognized at the highest levels and provoked several inquiries.
The ability to use mathematics in courses as varied as nursing, biosciences,
and business is an essential skill for success. Any factors that diminish students’
ability to perform competently will impact upon large groups. Consequences
include failure, loss of self-esteem and financial losses. Conversely, strategies
that improve performance lead to improvements in retention, progression and
This article details the way a research-led university has faced the challenges
and brought mathematics support high up its strategic agenda, leading to
a university-wide support strategy. It describes the implementation of this
strategy and shares experiences gained for the benefit of policymakers and
practitioners who are interested in enhancing their own institution-wide support
|Description: ||This is an electronic version of an article published in International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology [© Taylor and Francis]. The definitive version is available online at: www.tandfonline.com|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207390802542395|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Mathematics Education Centre)|
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