Hidden crisis in higher education

Hussain Ismail, A.G. (2011) Hidden crisis in higher education. In: 1st International Conference on World-Class Education 2011, 05-06 Dec 2011, University of Malaya.

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Abstract

Universities ceremonially celebrate the success and pay less attention to dropouts and non completers. It is a general scenario that, universities in the world experience a high rate of non completion among the Doctoral research students, which will have a high impact on the university and the individual students. A major study is being carried out by the author of this paper on 'International students studying at universities In Malaysia are at risk', with a sample of 300 PhD students selected from two state universities and two private universities in Malaysia, which included completers and non completers who to registered for Doctoral Research Program. This paper attempts to analyse some of the findings of a pilot study conducted as a part a non major study with 30 PhD students and debates whether the non completion is an individual problem or the Institution also have a role to play in their success. Further, the paper intends to suggest some strategies to mitigate the risk.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Doctoral research, non completion, success, risk factors, mitigation of risk
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2015 07:01
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2015 07:01
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/13582

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