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Nonacademic socialization of International Baccalaureate students
by Fitzgerald, David G., D.M., University of Phoenix, 2015, 143; 10113121
Abstract (Summary)

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is an ambitious and challenging academic high school program. However, the IB program is not without its difficulties and shortcomings. Many IB students appear to sense various levels of social dissonance from the general student population. The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate why nonacademic socialization is a significant problem between high school IB students and AP/traditional students. IB student/graduates and former/retired IB faculty members were used exclusively for this qualitative study. The focus of this qualitative study required analyzing the IB student nonacademic socialization lived experience. This qualitative study used a grounded theoretical methodology that included open-ended interviews. All interviews conducted were face-to-face, phone, or with the use of Skype technology. The coding analysis resulted in the emergence of four themes and sixteen subthemes. The four emergent themes generated a theoretical model that supported the central research question and two secondary research questions.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hardy, Samuel B.
School: University of Phoenix
Department: Management in Organizational Leadership
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 77/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, Management, Education
Keywords: Ib education, Ib leadership, Ib pressures, Ib program, Ib socialization
Publication Number: 10113121
ISBN: 978-1-339-76241-8
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