Journal of Counselling and Development in Higher Education Southern Africa
Retention of students is an issue that challenges colleges and universities around the world and South Africa is no exception. A comparative look at Ireland and the United States shows that there are many similar tools used to retain mature students, and, at the same time, many different ones are used depending on particular situations. A brief retention literature review dealing with mature students is provided as well as examples of retention strategies used in both countries. While these strategies may not fit for South Africa, they may serve as a point of departure for similar activities there.
Original Publication Citation
Sibson, K., Gregory, D. E., & Kurisky, B. P. D. (2011). Retention issues of mature students: A comparative higher education analysis of programs in the United States and Ireland. Journal of Counselling and Development in Higher Education Southern Africa, 1(1), 59-76.
Sibson, Kim Bullington; Gregory, Dr. Dennis; and Kurisky, Brian-Patrick D., "Retention Issues of Mature Students: A Comparative Higher Education Analysis of Programs in the United States and Ireland" (2011). Educational Foundations & Leadership Faculty Publications. 69.