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Dropouts and pursuers from the teacher programs – a local study
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. (SEC - Sociology of Education and Culture)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4494-8015
2014 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The presentation summarizes and discusses results from a survey in 2013 directed to students who dropped out from the Teacher program at Uppsala University. Students from two cohorts were included in the study (students which started their studies in the fall 2006 and in the fall 2011). From the population of 366 students, 181 completed questionnaires were returned, which corresponds to a response rate of 49 %. However, it was clear that 30 % already had completed the teacher program, but not yet had ordered their diploma officially. 9 % had graduated from another program. In total the dropout rate was 42 % in the 2011 cohort and 50 % in cohort 2006, based on administrative registration data from the university. But, by taking the new information in account from the survey, the dropout rate from cohort 2006 could be reduced to 37 %. The main reasons for dropping out were; 1.realizing that they had made a wrong choice of professional education (38 %) and 2. that they had got behindhand in their studies (25 %), 3. They were uncertain about their choice when they applied for admission (25 %), 4. Low quality on teaching in the program (20 %), 5. Not motivated/tired of studying (20 %) and 6. Lack of more help in students counselling or better teaching (20 %). Paper only available in Swedish

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Keyword [sv]
avhopp, lärarprogram
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Sociology of Education
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-234538OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-234538DiVA: diva2:756959
Nordic Fields of Higher Education, Wednesday 8th to Thursday 9th 2014, NIFU, Nordisk institutt for studier av innovasjon, forskning og utdanning, Oslo, Norway.
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