Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Preparing Students for Learning: A Retrospective Investigation of Students at a Detention School
by Hassani, Kourosh, Ed.D., Argosy University Online, 2011, 113; 10757235
Abstract (Summary)

This research study explored the effects of a structured environment at a detention school to determine its effect on the academic challenges for disruptive students in an at-risk population. The study focused on the learning environment as a major determinant of success. The study was based on a secondary analysis of 2513 student records during the period of 2008 to 2010. Data analyzed included length of stay, numbers of stays, instances of disruptive behavior, and academic skills. Findings showed that students who tested below grade level at intake had improved scores on tests of basic math and literacy skills at exit. Further research is needed to investigate the degree of structure necessary to improve academic skills for similar populations.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Bedore, Gerry
Commitee: Kiley, Theresa, Oestmann, Eric
School: Argosy University Online
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 79/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, Education
Keywords: Academic skills, At-risk population, Detention, Disruptive behavior
Publication Number: 10757235
ISBN: 978-0-355-58543-8
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