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"Where is the value in education for me?": experiences and perspectives of Ontario secondary students at risk of non-completion of their Ontario Secondary School Diploma /

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dc.contributor.author MacDonald-Hunter, Tracy-Anne. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T14:09:13Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T14:09:13Z
dc.date.issued 2008-06-04T14:09:13Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/1520
dc.description.abstract This study examined students considered at risk of non-completion of their Ontario Secondary School Diploma and aimed to offer insight into the questions, "What factors currently lead to school disconnect" and "How can these factors be addressed?" Eight students currently enrolled in an alternative learning environment participated in the study. Each was asked to take part in two, digitally recorded interviews that were subsequently transcribed by the researcher. The data were then coded and analysed according to specific themes: obstacles, empowerment, goals, views about success, opinions of school, and power of the teacher. From these themes, three broad focus areas emerged that were used to keep the data analysis focused: worldview, school effects, and self-image. Variances between the data collected and ideas presented in the current literature were highlighted as a reminder that when dealing with a human population, we cannot rely on textbook definitions and theory alone. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Problem youth en_US
dc.subject Motivation in education. en_US
dc.subject Teachers of problem children en_US
dc.subject Dropouts en_US
dc.title "Where is the value in education for me?": experiences and perspectives of Ontario secondary students at risk of non-completion of their Ontario Secondary School Diploma / en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Education en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Education en_US


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