The Resource Can you hear us now? : understanding student experiences in an alternative school environment : a dissertation submitted to the Foundations, Leadership, and Policy Studies Department of Hofstra University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Doctor od Education, by Kathy Bedka-Strain

Can you hear us now? : understanding student experiences in an alternative school environment : a dissertation submitted to the Foundations, Leadership, and Policy Studies Department of Hofstra University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Doctor od Education, by Kathy Bedka-Strain

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Can you hear us now? : understanding student experiences in an alternative school environment : a dissertation submitted to the Foundations, Leadership, and Policy Studies Department of Hofstra University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Doctor od Education
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Can you hear us now?
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understanding student experiences in an alternative school environment : a dissertation submitted to the Foundations, Leadership, and Policy Studies Department of Hofstra University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Doctor od Education
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by Kathy Bedka-Strain
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Understanding student experiences in an alternative school environment
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eng
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"In recent years, the number of students enrolled in alternative schools who are at-risk for academic failure has significantly increased. Students with disabilities, primarily students with emotional and behavioral disabilities and learning disabilities, are increasingly educated in alternative settings. Placement of students in alternative schools means they have been unsuccessful in other less restrictive settings. Many times, students who are at-risk have self-defeating attitudes and perceptions toward school and themselves, facing difficulties such as academic failure, apathy, aggressive behaviors, higher dropout rates, substance abuse problems and incarceration. Students at-risk comprise 80% of all students who drop out of school and are disproportionately represented in the juvenile system. Clearly, an in-depth look into this complex dilemma is necessary to meet higher educational standards and improve even larger societal problems associated with students who struggle in and out of school. The findings of this qualitative case study revealed three main themes about how participants perceive their experiences in this alternative setting. According to the participants, their identity, the concept of fairness, and learning environment played a significant role in shaping their school experiences. These experiences of being treated unfairly, believing they are bad, stupid and responsible for their failures in school seemed to have a negative impact on their self-efficacy beliefs. The significance of these findings revealed that, although this alternative school does provide more flexibility and smaller class size, the school structures are not meeting the needs of this struggling population. In addition, this setting may serve to limit opportunities for social interaction and other types of learning"--Abstract
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Bedka-Strain, Kathy
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ed. D.)--Hofstra University, 2010
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Alternative schools
  • Children with disabilities
  • Learning disabilities
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Can you hear us now? : understanding student experiences in an alternative school environment : a dissertation submitted to the Foundations, Leadership, and Policy Studies Department of Hofstra University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Doctor od Education, by Kathy Bedka-Strain
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  • Authorised copy
  • UMI number: 3421920
  • Typescript
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Includes bibliographical references (leaves 107-126)
Contents
Introduction -- Literature review -- Research methodology -- Findings --Discussion
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ocn702678869
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30 cm
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ix, 134 p.
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(OCoLC)702678869
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Can you hear us now? : understanding student experiences in an alternative school environment : a dissertation submitted to the Foundations, Leadership, and Policy Studies Department of Hofstra University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Doctor od Education, by Kathy Bedka-Strain
Publication
Note
  • Authorised copy
  • UMI number: 3421920
  • Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 107-126)
Contents
Introduction -- Literature review -- Research methodology -- Findings --Discussion
Control code
ocn702678869
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
ix, 134 p.
System control number
(OCoLC)702678869

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