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Western Michigan University

1994

Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education

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Promising Practices: Perspectives Of Junior And Senior High At-Risk Students, Janet Dalman Jun 1994

Promising Practices: Perspectives Of Junior And Senior High At-Risk Students, Janet Dalman

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This dissertation examined the “fit of school and Me” from at-risk students’ perspectives. The purpose of the study was to gain insight into at-risk students’ views on what school elements were necessary and helpful in their achieving success, in their seeing hope, and in their choosing to remain in school.

Promising practices of affective/nurturing and cognitive/learning gleaned from the literature review of success producing school components were examined within the context of most favorite and least favorite classrooms during focus group interviews with junior high school and senior high school at-risk and non-at-risk students. Students were asked to ...