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ERIC Number: ED512762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 95
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1092-4877-7
A Study of High School Attendance Representing Mexican Culture from the Perspective of Students, Parents, and Teachers: A Policy Recommendation for Student Vacations
Jenkins, Tomorrow S.
ProQuest LLC, D.Ed. Dissertation, University of Delaware
Kennett High School faces an attendance problem with a portion of its Mexican student population. These students vacation for a period of time beyond the winter break established by the district's school calendar. A practice was implemented when staff members noticed that students "disappeared" mostly in December and January. This project took a quantitative approach to explore the effects of the vacations on attendance, GPA, and state scores and found that the vacations had a negative effect on all three aspects. A qualitative approach was also used to ascertain student, parent, teacher and administrative perspectives and recommendations to the vacation issue. This information was gathered to build a knowledge base in order to make an informed recommendation for policy change. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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