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ERIC Number: EJ1061739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
Building Supportive School Environments for Alternative Education Youth
Edgar-Smith, Susan; Palmer, Ruth Baugher
Preventing School Failure, v59 n3 p134-141 2015
This article reports findings from a study of an alternative educational program for at-risk secondary students, comparing student perceptions of their public school environment, measured upon intake in the alternative school, with their perceptions of the alternative school environment after four and eight months of attendance in the program. Student perceptions of teacher support in the alternative school environment were significantly more positive than their perceptions of the public school environment. Another purpose was to assess the relation between student perceptions of various aspects of the school environment with specific academic, behavioral, and socioemotional variables. The implications of these findings and future research inquiries are addressed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Classroom Environment Scale