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100 1  d'Hemecourt, Shannon Mulkey 
245 14 The impact of accountability on school dropouts: The 
       students' voices  
300    141 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 66-
       05, Section: A, page: 1572 
500    Adviser: Peggy Kirby 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of New Orleans, 2005 
520    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
590    School code: 0108 
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650  4 Education, Administration 
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710 20 University of New Orleans 
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