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ERIC Number: ED114435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 192
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Factors Influencing the Completion or Non-Completion of a Program of Compensatory Education: A Retrospective Analysis of Qualitative Data.
Dragoon, Marion Dancis
This dissertation investigates the factors operant during the high school years which facilitate or inhibit the entrance into college of a group of low-income students in a New York City high school. A qualitative approach is used to examine a group of students in a compensatory education program, the transactions that occurred between them, their educational environment as they perceived it, and their social world. A review of the literature considered in this study includes topics such as the relationship of education to occupational attainment and factors influencing school achievement. A section on people, setting, and treatment discusses antecedents to the program and the specific program itself. Two case studies of a pair of students who contradicted the predictions are described along with two additional case studies of a pair of students whose completion might have been predicted. A concluding discussion examines each pair of terms of similarities and differences, and both pairs in terms of such foci as differential experiences of the program, group membership, and others. Three categories comprising the mix of person-program qualities resulting in completion or non-completion of the program are presented. A series of general implications and implications for counselor training are also included. (Author/AM)
Teachers College, Columbus University, New York, New York
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)