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ERIC Number: ED545906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 116
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2674-7347-9
Changes in Discipline in a Correct II School: A Phenomenological Study
Zetzsche, Toni J.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
Student achievement has been directly linked to school climate over the last decade leading researchers and school leaders to look closely at the way in which low performing schools administer discipline. This qualitative study explored the lived experiences of four school leaders in the state of Florida as they experienced state and district intervention due to Correct II status. This study intended to uncover the affects of state and district intervention on school wide discipline through the lived experiences of participants. The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of what changes occur in regards to discipline when the state and district provided intervention to a persistently low performing school. The primary framework of this study was based on Husserl's (1931) phenomenological perspective coupled with Moustakas' (1994) model for data analysis. Data analysis was based Seidman's technique for thematic open-ended interviewing. Descriptive narratives were presented to represent the thematic experience. From the data collected, the researcher coded data to identify the following emergent themes: (a) Positive Behavior Support/Response to Intervention (PBS/RtI), (b) staff buy in, (c) developing student relationships. Each theme identified the lived experience of participants. Implications for further research include measuring the successfulness of programs or initiatives commonly implemented in Correct II schools. Second, a future study may incorporate a mixed-methodology or quantitative study generalizing the topic to a much larger 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
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida