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Revista iberoamericana de educación superior

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SANTOS-SHARPE, Andrés. Representations of four degrees at the University of Buenos Aires and their link to dropout rates. Rev. iberoam. educ. super [online]. 2021, vol.12, n.34, pp.21-45.  Epub Aug 30, 2021. ISSN 2007-2872.

This article analyzes the relationship between university dropout and social representations about four careers at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA): Communication Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Anthropology and Computer Engineering. We understand that social representations construct a meaning in which multiple enunciations and interpretations are condensed and articulated in relation to the careers analyzed and that they intervene in specific ways in the discontinuity of the students’ higher education studies. As conclusions, we not only distinguished the different representations in each career, but also saw the differentiated ways in which they operate in relation to the student experience.

Keywords : social representations; student expectations; educational experience; professional culture; dropout; Argentina.

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