Posts Tagged ‘Vincent Tinto’

Record: Mary Beth Bolle-Brummond and Roger D. Wessel, “Homeschooled Students in College: Background Influences, College Integration, and Environmental Pull Factors” in Journal of Research in Education 22, no. 1 (Spring 2012): 223-249 [Available here]

Summary: The article before us today is a longitudinal follow up to a 2007 article published by the same authors plus T. M Mulvihill in the Journal of College Student Development.   The earlier article had found that homeschooled students experienced transition to college in ways that were not very different than what conventionally-schooled students experienced.  The original study drew on data from 2005.

The authors returned to the same students in 2010 to track their progress.  They wanted to know if homeschooling had produced any kind of difference in subsequent college experience from their peers.  (more…)

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This post reviews Mary K. Saunders, “Previously Homeschooled College Freshmen: Their First Year Experiences and Persistence Rates” in Journal of College Student Retention 11, no. 1 (2009-2010): 77-100.

Saunders here uses results from a survey of 261 college freshmen at Wheaton College to argue that first year students who previously homeschooled tend to report positive social experiences and commitment to the college.  Such students are just as likely as are  students who went to institutional schools to stay at the college.  (more…)

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