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Talking about leaving : why undergraduates leave the sciences

Author: Elaine Seymour; Nancy M Hewitt
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1997.
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This intriguing book explores the reasons that lead undergraduates of above-average ability to switch from science, mathematics, and engineering majors into nonscience majors. Based on a three-year, seven-campus study, the volume takes up the ongoing national debate about the quality of undergraduate education in these fields, offering explanations for net losses of students to non-science majors.
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Seymour, Elaine.
Talking about leaving.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1997
(OCoLC)621857931
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Seymour; Nancy M Hewitt
ISBN: 0813389267 9780813389264
OCLC Number: 35908599
Description: x, 429 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Overview --
Entering S.M.E. majors: choice and preparation --
The learning experience in S.M.E. majors --
Career and lifestyle, time and money --
Issues of gender --
Issues of race and ethnicity --
Some conclusions and their implications.
Responsibility: Elaine Seymour and Nancy M. Hewitt.
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This intriguing book explores the reasons that lead undergraduates of above-average ability to switch from science, mathematics, and engineering majors into nonscience majors. Based on a three-year, seven-campus study, the volume takes up the ongoing national debate about the quality of undergraduate education in these fields, offering explanations for net losses of students to non-science majors.

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