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Title:An analysis of the Hispanic student dropout program and perceived exemplary components and attributes
Author(s):Thomas, Roosevelt
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Phelps, L. Allen
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Bilingual and Multicultural
Education, Guidance and Counseling
Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Education, Vocational
Abstract:The purpose of the study was to conduct a two-phase analysis and case study of the Hispanic Student Dropout Program (HSDP) in middle and secondary schools to determine the perceptions of principals, assistant principals, administrators, coordinators, teachers, and teacher aides about the presence and effect of selected program components and attributes upon students' grades, attendance, and attitudes toward school. The goal of Phase I was to identify the program components and attributes perceived by key informants to have the greatest impact upon students. Multiple methodologies and triangulation were employed in Phase I. In Phase II, programs perceived to comprise the exemplary components and attributes were studied intensely and developed as in-depth case studies.
The most salient feature of the HSDP is diversity, which combines a range of routines and balances a variety of approaches to instruction and learning, and incorporates interdisciplinary hands-on activities, small group and individual instruction, and experiential learning which takes place outside of the classroom and school in community settings.
Issue Date:1990
Rights Information:Copyright 1990 Thomas, Roosevelt
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9114438
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9114438

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