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ERIC Number: ED569433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 114
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3039-1108-8
Perceptions of High School Administrators on Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps in Secondary Schools
Minkin, Amy J.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Barry University
The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate and discover the beliefs and perceptions of secondary school administrators regarding the impact of Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps on student discipline and attendance in the secondary school setting. A qualitative, phenomenological research study investigated what administrators know about the curriculum of JROTC at their school and administrator perceptions regarding the impact of the program on student discipline and attendance after students have completed at least one year in the program. Data for this study were obtained by using online and open-ended, structured interview questions directed at high school administrators in a large Florida school district. The responses collected were analyzed using phenomenological research methods. Commonalities among responses were coded and emergent themes were developed. The four emergent themes were: contribution to school; positive perceptions by participants, students, teachers, and community; student discipline impact; and student attendance impact. It was concluded that the high school administrators observed that JROTC has had a beneficial impact on the students' discipline with reduced behavioral referrals and issues upon joining the program. Additionally, when high school administrators reflected on attendance and JROTC, they observed that JROTC gave the students the drive and motivation to take their education seriously and thus avoid missing their classes. [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; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida