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Unitec New Zealand

1. Malcolm, Janet. “Should I stay or should I go?” : first semester students’ experiences in a tertiary institution in New Zealand.

Degree: 2013, Unitec New Zealand

“Should I stay or should I go”, a song by The Clash (1982) sums up the dilemma some students face when they begin their journey in tertiary study. This research explores the experiences of a group of students from one cohort in their first semester of a Bachelor Degree programme for early childhood education. In particular it examines what enabled the students to be successful, what barriers they faced and what motivated them to keep going. This qualitative single case study utilised a range of data collecting tools. The methods used were a questionnaire for students; a student focus group and an academic staff focus group. Each data method was analysed, coded thematically and reported separately before being discussed in themes. The findings of this research reveal that the participants experienced some challenges that were predominately external to the institution. What kept them in the programme was the significant level of support received from their Academic Advisor; the academic staff, their peers, the cohort system and their families. The students’ motivation to stay was primarily intrinsic in nature. Their positive attitude towards their studies and pride in their progress enabled them to keep going. The main barriers identified by the students were related to personal circumstances and were often a combination of factors rather than one single factor. However, there were also a number of institutional barriers identified. These were the perceived differences between the satellite campus and the main campus regarding the levels of support; joining an existing cohort of students; and the differences between the student’s cultural capital and the cultural capital the institution trades in. Amongst the implications for this research is that support is critical to retention and success. Therefore it is recommended that this institute conducts a feasibility study to investigate the cost of providing this level of support against the cost of attrition and a centralised support system. Pastoral care plays an important role in retention and success. An indication from this research is that first year students need lecturers who are pastorally minded and are culturally responsive to their needs. Another recommendation is that professional development be provided for staff regarding supporting students with serious personal issues. This research has also shown that there is a need to address the issues students face when they cross-credit into the programme from another institution, specifically in relation to the induction process.

Subjects/Keywords: ECE students; early childhood education students; tertiary student support services; tertiary student pastoral care; professional development for support services staff; 130305 Educational Counselling

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APA (6th Edition):

Malcolm, J. (2013). “Should I stay or should I go?” : first semester students’ experiences in a tertiary institution in New Zealand. (Thesis). Unitec New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2314

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Malcolm, Janet. ““Should I stay or should I go?” : first semester students’ experiences in a tertiary institution in New Zealand.” 2013. Thesis, Unitec New Zealand. Accessed October 19, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2314.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Malcolm, Janet. ““Should I stay or should I go?” : first semester students’ experiences in a tertiary institution in New Zealand.” 2013. Web. 19 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Malcolm J. “Should I stay or should I go?” : first semester students’ experiences in a tertiary institution in New Zealand. [Internet] [Thesis]. Unitec New Zealand; 2013. [cited 2019 Oct 19]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2314.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Malcolm J. “Should I stay or should I go?” : first semester students’ experiences in a tertiary institution in New Zealand. [Thesis]. Unitec New Zealand; 2013. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2314

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


California State University – Northridge

2. Lehere, Kristin. Building Communication Skills Through Positive Parent Relationships Early Childhood Educational Setting.

Degree: MA, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling., 6, California State University – Northridge

The importance of positive partnerships through relationships between parents and teachers is largely accepted, but the development of successful ways to communicate effectively remains elusive. Research concurs that what is needed is a grass roots level connection initiated from teachers to parents utilizing systems theory as the power to positively affect school readiness for young children. Current pressures from government policy makers and professional organizations have placed greater demands on teachers to produce stronger connections with families requiring teachers to build effective quality relationships with parents earlier than ever. In this paper, I explore the evolution of parenting partnerships as well as the effects of introducing tools and skill building through a workshop style presentation to build teachers knowledge and confidence in initiating and developing positive relationships with parents. Findings indicated teachers strongly agreed the knowledge and skills presented would be useful to them professionally in the classroom. The importance for further research in this area seems eminent, especially in utilizing systems theory within the context of early care and education (ECE) programs. Advisors/Committee Members: Aguayo, Joannie L (advisor), Rothstein-Fisch, Carrie S (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: ECE parents partnership teachers collaboration education students presentation PDS; Dissertations, Academic  – CSUN  – Education  – Educational Psychology and Counseling  – Early Childhood Education.

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APA (6th Edition):

Lehere, K. (6). Building Communication Skills Through Positive Parent Relationships Early Childhood Educational Setting. (Masters Thesis). California State University – Northridge. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/193140

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Lehere, Kristin. “Building Communication Skills Through Positive Parent Relationships Early Childhood Educational Setting.” 6. Masters Thesis, California State University – Northridge. Accessed October 19, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/193140.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Lehere, Kristin. “Building Communication Skills Through Positive Parent Relationships Early Childhood Educational Setting.” 6. Web. 19 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Lehere K. Building Communication Skills Through Positive Parent Relationships Early Childhood Educational Setting. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. California State University – Northridge; 6. [cited 2019 Oct 19]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/193140.

Council of Science Editors:

Lehere K. Building Communication Skills Through Positive Parent Relationships Early Childhood Educational Setting. [Masters Thesis]. California State University – Northridge; 6. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/193140

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