Author d'Hemecourt, Shannon Mulkey
Title The impact of accountability on school dropouts: The students' voices
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Descript 141 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 66-05, Section: A, page: 1572
Adviser: Peggy Kirby
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of New Orleans, 2005
The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that influenced students of one suburban Louisiana school district to leave school prior to obtaining a diploma, Qualitative methods were used to investigate the reasons that students gave for what influenced them in making their decision to leave school. Additionally, it was the intent of the study to determine if the Louisiana school accountability program had any influence on the students' decisions. Interviews were conducted with 11 students who dropped out of school in the 2003--2004 school year. With-in case and cross-case analyses were performed and themes were developed to illustrate the responses given by the participants during their interview. The data suggest students leave school because they face personal obstacles that they cannot overcome. Additionally, participants of this study cited a lack of alternative schooling and disappointment with the systems as other factors that influenced their decision to drop out of school. Furthermore, participants did not feel that school accountability had an influence on their decision to leave school
School code: 0108
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 66-05A
Subject Education, Administration
Alt Author University of New Orleans