Berth Danermark


The research described here falls into two categories. The first category focuses on outcome, the secondary category focuses on process. The overview includes 27 studies, 14 in the first category and 13 In the second category. Mainstreamed students seem to be more prepared for postsecondary education. Some studies do not rank communication skills when entering the college as among the most important for college performance and the decision to withdraw, and some do. A few studies indicate no correlation between academic performance and the decision to stay or withdraw. Many of the studies support the idea that this interaction is of great importance for the outcome. Regarding social interaction we can conclude that it is an important mechanism in work However, it is extremely difficult to state that this or that factor is more important than others and the most important conclusion which could be drawn from the studies is to stress the importance of taking a holistic view of the issue.