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ERIC Number: ED554824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 221
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3031-3889-8
An Exploratory Study of the Factors That Influence Enrolling in Alternative Educational Options: Adult Perceptions and Implications for Policy and Practice
Kocsis-McNerney, Violet
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Southern Connecticut State University
This research obtained information using focus groups as qualitative method to determine the factors that influenced alternative education decisions. The purpose of this study was to help bridge theory, research, and educational practices and examine policy reform efforts. Through the lenses of returning adult education students, this research examined the effects of academic environments, relationships, and policy, on high-risk students. Theoretical approaches in this study were guided by andragogy, student engagement theory, critical learning theory, and social learning theory. [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: Adult Education
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Language: English
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