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2018

Walden University

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Educational Psychology

Alternative education

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Teacher Effectiveness With At-Risk Students In Alternative Education Settings, Natasha Conover Jan 2018

Teacher Effectiveness With At-Risk Students In Alternative Education Settings, Natasha Conover

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

At-risk youth come to school with a variety of challenges that sometimes lead to voluntary or involuntary disengagement from traditional high schools. Alternative education programs are an alternate placement for students who have disengaged from traditional high schools. Although researchers have shown that teacher and staff approaches to the overall educational experience of a student contribute to student success in alternative education programs, they have also highlighted that the lack of teacher-student relationships contributes to student disengagement. These findings may indicate that not all teachers are willing or able to connect with at-risk students. The purpose of this qualitative case ...