The Impact of an Alternative Education Intervention (Student Transition and Recovery) on Middle Schools' Attendance, Academic Performance, and Discipline
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Doctor of Education in Education Administration (Ed.D.)
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Dissertation (open access)
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Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development
Barbara J. Mallory
Committee Member 1
Linda M. Arthur
Committee Member 2
Judith A. Longfield
When middle school students need to learn accountability and discipline to be successful in school, many parents, teachers and school administrators seek short-term solutions to stop inappropriate behavior. This mixed methods study was designed to determine the impact of one intervention used by many middle schools in Georgia, the Student Transition and Recovery (S.T.A.R.) program . The researcher found that the intervention, a military-style of discipline, did have a positive impact on student attendance, grades and discipline. The findings describe five major features of the intervention that contribute to its success. The study provides support for this type of intervention. The ultimate goal is to provide middle schools with an alternative intervention that keeps students in school while improving academics and discipline.
Campbell, Cathy McDaniel, "The Impact of an Alternative Education Intervention (Student Transition and Recovery) on Middle Schools' Attendance, Academic Performance, and Discipline" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 333.
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