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ERIC Number: EJ1083972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1559-243X
Connectedness Is Key: The Evolution of a Process-Driven High School Program
Nitza, Amy; Dobias, Brian
Perspectives in Peer Programs, v26 n1 p33-44 Win 2015
This article discusses a collaborative project to improve freshman transition into a high school and to increase connectedness among high school students. What started out for the authors, a high school guidance counselor and a counselor educator, as two independent projects on similar topics, evolved in a scholarly partnership that seeks to link theory with practice in direct, relevant, and meaningful ways. Through their scholarly partnership, the authors: (1) examine the evolution of the program to include a process orientation that emphasizes relationship development; (2) review the literature regarding the components of school connectedness and describe the specific combination of strategies employed by the school to meet them; and (3) discuss the implications for theory, research, and future program development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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