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ERIC Number: ED533660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 106
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1248-3219-7
Study of the Successes, Pitfalls, and Outcomes of Transition Programs Working within the Consortium for Public Education
Della Lucia, Eric David
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh
Transition is a concern for children moving from the eighth grade into high school. Students experience difficulty with grades, behavior, and emotional transitions at that juncture in their education. The trend can be observed both across the nation and locally in western Pennsylvania. This paper gives evidence of the national issues that students experience with transition in the review of the literature. Beyond the review, the study focuses upon school districts in Western Pennsylvania that have entered into an organization called the Middle-High Initiative. These districts have done so with the purpose of creating transition programs because of an identified need in this area within their district. The Middle-High Initiative works toward the common purpose of improving middle to high school transition within member school districts. The study documented in this paper highlights varied information concerning member districts of the Middle High Initiative. Included are the demographics of member schools. In addition this paper includes the reasons why school districts became involved in the purpose of easing transition for their youngsters entering the high school, the set of challenges each school faces in transition, and the programs implemented by each district to help ease transition. Finally, the paper documents the ways that each district used their membership in the Middle-High Initiative to help devise and implement strategies to aid in student transition along with the successes and failures in the process. [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: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania