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ERIC Number: EJ786536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1498
Student and Stakeholder Perceptions of the Transition to High School
Smith, Joshua S.; Akos, Patrick; Lim, Sungtaek; Wiley, Shanna
High School Journal, v91 n3 p32-42 Feb-Mar 2008
A mixed method, longitudinal design was used to assess student and stakeholder perceptions of the transition to high school. Comparisons between parent and student perceptions revealed few differences and both groups were generally optimistic about entering the Freshmen Center. Following the transition, student perceptions exhibited important changes that point to a need for clarifying the academic, social, and organizational similarities and differences between the two grade levels. Interviews with school staff revealed concerns particularly about differences in high school assessment and disciplinary practices. Implications of the data and practical applications for high school transition programming are presented. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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