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ERIC Number: ED569734
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 229
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3039-6127-4
The Presence of Effective School Practices in the Educational Experience of Migrant Students: Student and Parent Perspectives
Zepeda-Capistran, Alfonso
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Edgewood College
The purpose of this study was to improve the understanding of the lived educational experience of migrant high school students in order to improve migrant educational services. Several decades of educational research have identified sets of practices or correlates that increase learning for all students. This study examined the extent to which the correlates of effective schools were present in the educational experience of students who migrated between Texas and Wisconsin. Fourteen in-depth interviews with migrant students and parents showed wide variation in the presence of the correlates of effective schools in the migrant students' experience. Most students experienced high presence of the correlates of high expectations for success, opportunities to learn/time on task, and safe and orderly environment. Other correlates, such as strong instructional leadership and frequent monitoring of student progress, were much less evident in their educational experience. Evidence of the clear and focused mission correlate was practically nonexistent. The findings of the study suggest that migrant education could be improved if schools, school districts, and states would establish systematic guidelines for fair and accurate transfer of credit for migrant students' work. Further, school policies should be changed so that the students' migrant status does not negatively impact their access to courses or programs and thus their opportunities to learn. Finally, all schools should implement the correlates of effective schools and universities should integrate them in their teacher education and educational leadership programs. [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: Texas; Wisconsin