Can Secondary-Tertiary Programme (STP) courses help students to stay in education for longer? : some students’ advice for a higher impact of STPs. (2020)
Type of ContentTheses / Dissertations
Degree NameMaster of Education
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury
AuthorsBradley-Hudson, Emmashow all
A number of New Zealand students enrol in additional education courses while in their senior years at high school in New Zealand. These courses are run by tertiary education providers; some are polytechnics, some are other publicly funded training establishments and some are privately run providers. Traditionally, polytechnics were tertiary institutions where students learnt a trade or skill and came out with a degree equivalent qualification; universities offered academic degrees. Other training providers were the same as polytechnics in offering non-degree qualifications. This has changed in recent times and polytechnics now offer some degree courses too.
This study came about because of the frustration of trying to keep track of students who were enrolled on these additional courses, called Secondary – Tertiary Programmes at a high school. As a dean, trying to help these students to succeed in both educational realms, was difficult.
The study reveals some insights from both students and administration staff. The issues that have been identified have been analysed and possible solutions and suggestions for improvements have been given.