Integrating language learning practises in first year science disciplines

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Common Ground Publishing
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
The International Journal of Learning, 2010, 17 (4), pp. 481 - 502
Issue Date:
2010-01
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Student retention and progression rates are a matter of concern for most institutions in the higher education sector (Burton & Dowling, 2005;. Simpson, 2006;. Tinto & Pusser, 2006) in Australia. There is also a substantial body of literature concentrating on the first year experience at university (for example, in the Australian context, see Krause, Hartley, James, McInnis, & Centre for the Study of Higher Education. University of Melbourne, 2005). One of the particular concerns is that the diversity of the student body is rapidly increasing. Of course, with diversity comes with differentiated level of preparation for academic study within the student body.
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