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ERIC Number: ED509881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 118
Abstractor: As Provided
Breaking Barriers to Educational Opportunities: A Comparative Analysis of Adolescent Intervention Programs
Walsh, Rachael Mae
Online Submission, Ph.D. Dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University
While access to education may be increasing, equity still eludes the U.S. education system, specifically for low socioeconomic status students. Using both educational and deviance theoretical frames, this study examines the effectiveness of adolescent intervention programs with respect to educational attainment and deviant behaviors. The Education Longitudinal Study 2002-2006 provides a nationally representative, longitudinal sample from which causal inferences can be drawn using propensity score matching. The three types of programs--individually targeted, spillover, and school-wide--all enhance educational outcomes while decreasing educational deviance. The variance in program effectiveness is discussed, as are implications and policy recommendations based on these findings. Appended are: (1) Description of ELS [Education Longitudinal Study] Variables; and (2) Propensity Model Regressions. (Contains 23 footnotes, 18 tables, and 7 figures.)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act 1965