The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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This study is the sequel to Phase 1 of the Student Choice Behaviour Project, From School to Higher Education? Factors Affecting the Choices of Grade 12 Learners, published in 2002. The main objective of Phase 1 was to examine learners' choices about entry into higher education institutions and fields of study. Phase 2 traces those learners who actually entered higher education and further education institutions, as well as those who repeated Grade 12, entered the labour market, or became economically inactive, and it investigates the factors that influenced them.

The study also considers the achievability of two of the key objectives of the National Plan for Higher Education: to increase the participation rate in the system; and to shift the balance of enrolments away from the Humanities and towards the study of Business and Commerce, and Science, Engineering and Technology. Like the Phase 1 report, this monograph contains crucial information for those involved in higher education planning and policy-making, at national and institutional levels.

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Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 120
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2045-1
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2045-4
Publish Year : 2004

List of Tables and Figures

Foreword

Acknowledgements

Executive summary

Section 1 Introduction

Section 2 Review of the literature

Section 3 The research problem

Section 4 The research design

Section 5 Learners destinations

Section 6 Students in higher education

Section 7 Students in Further Education and Training

Section 8 Learners still at school

Section 9 Respondents not studying

Section 10 Employment

Section 11 Experience of 2002

Section 12 Interpretation of key findings

Section 13 Conclusion

Appendix A The questionnaire
Appendix B Determination of enrolments in private HE institutions

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