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ERIC Number: ED513145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 137
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1092-7231-4
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Mixed-Methodology Approach to the Study of Student Problems Associated with the Transition from Middle School to High School
McGee, Tony Wayne
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Mississippi State University
The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of ninth-grade students and their teachers and parents/guardians with regard to the transition from middle school to high school. A mixed-method approach with both qualitative and quantitative measures assessed attitudes toward this transition. Student focus groups were also conducted toward this end. Parents and school staff were surveyed to gain insight into the problems associated with the student transition. Data gathered from students, parents, and school faculty were also analyzed to facilitate the design of a school-transition program for the local high school serving as the study site in this research. The findings support research that has indicated academic and social problems confronted by students transitioning into high school. All three study groups agree that developing a program to effectuate early adjustment by students and parents to this transition will "pave the way" toward ultimate student success. [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: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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