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ERIC Number: ED523302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 185
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1243-5279-4
Perceptions of Alternative School Teachers and Administrators about the Impact of the No Child Left behind Act
Queenan, Carla Glover
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University
The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate and examine the perceptions of alternative school teachers and administrators about the impact of No Child Left Behind on their students and school. Through the lens of alternative school practitioners, this study examined the intersection of at-risk students, alternative education programs, and NCLB. The findings provide valuable insights into the struggles of alternative schools and teachers as they grapple with the reality of No Child Left Behind and what it means for students at-risk and alternative education programs. The results yielded several conclusions which related to the reviewed research. Recommendations can be made for alternative programs on how to maintain their viability in the era of NCLB. They include the need to achieve a balance between the academic and social-emotional aspects of education, the need for autonomy and the necessity of an integrated curriculum. Relevant recommendations gleaned from this study for legislators and other policymakers on the state and national levels include a greater familiarity with and knowledge of the characteristics of the at-risk student and the implementation of alternate performance measures for this often overlooked student population. [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: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001