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The link between attendance and graduation: A comprehensive analysis of a proactive approach to educating marginalized students


2009 2009

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Abstract (summary)

Alternative education has its beginnings from the foundation of education in America. However, during the civil rights movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s is when the biggest push for alternatives arose. Traditionally, alternative education programs have existed primarily to house those students who were causing problems in their mainstream settings. This is still true today but some students are opting to attend these alternative schools to have access to the vocational training that is associated with many of these schools.

This study will explore the foundations of alternative education and the impact it has had on society. Specific examples will be used where schools have taken a proactive approach to raising the attendance expectations of these students who have otherwise failed to attend at their traditional schools. Specific emphasis will be placed on one such school which adopted a 90% mandatory attendance to remain in the day school setting.

The results of this school’s expectations and outcomes will show that raising attendance expectations of former failing students does indeed increase credits earned, therefore leading to an increase in graduation rates.

The researcher also acknowledges that some of the materials presented in this thesis are indeed over ten years old. However, the researcher felt that it was pertinent foundational material for the ultimate outcome of the project to use these older references to show that indeed attendance has been affecting graduation rates for a number of years.

Indexing (details)


Subject
School administration;
Adult education
Classification
0514: School administration
0516: Adult education
Identifier / keyword
Education; Attendance increases graduation rates; Educating at-risk students; Increasing graduation rates for alternative education students; Link between attendance and graduation; Proactive approach to educating alternative students; Raising the bar on at-risk students
Title
The link between attendance and graduation: A comprehensive analysis of a proactive approach to educating marginalized students
Author
Cary, Kristopher Wyn
Number of pages
92
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
1181
Source
MAI 47/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109243901
Advisor
Baumann, Jeffrey
Committee member
Caniglia, Noel; Sharp, Lloyd; Willardson, Janet
University/institution
Prescott College
Department
Education
University location
United States -- Arizona
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1465671
ProQuest document ID
305148751
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305148751
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