Students’ attrition and retention in higher education: A conceptual discussion
STARS Conference Proceedings
Curtin University of Technology
Place of Publication
School of Arts and Humanities
Theoretical and conceptual foundations are imperative in the design of programmes and policies. However, in terms of actual programming and policy decisions that deal with attrition and retention in higher education, very little is known about the theoretical impetus for actions for students from low socio-economic status backgrounds. This conceptual paper examines the theoretical arguments made on attrition and retention in higher education and shows how the concepts informed the design and implementation of a peer-mentoring project currently being implemented for domestic African undergraduate students at Edith Cowan University (ECU), Western Australia.