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ERIC Number: ED514239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 213
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1097-1590-3
Beyond Dissolution and Dispersion: A Phenomenological Analysis of Student Perception as Related to Resiliency
Serenka, Fran
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Duquesne University
The research study is entitled, Beyond Dissolution and Dispersion: A Phenomenological Analysis of Student Perceptions as related to Resiliency. Resiliency as a concept has been studied in various disciplines for the past thirty years. The information in the literature review bears out that building resiliency in students and in school communities has been a very important topic in education for about the last ten years. Resilience as defined is "the ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change" (Henderson, 2004, p. 7). Students from the former Duquesne City High School endured a difficult event in their school closure. Other various events and aspects of social and academic development were interacting simultaneously. Social and political unrest, transitioning during the period of adolescence, belonging to a new social group, self image and group dynamics, and academic achievement were issues and interactions for these students. This study will seek to define the perceptions of the affected students of the former high school regarding the events of their school closure and the various other events that marked over a two year time period in their lives. [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
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Language: English
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