Dissertation - Public Access
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
Dr. Sandra Stringer
Dr. Michale Lubelfeld
Dr. Harrington Gibson
Today, as students prepare for post-secondary opportunities, a greater and greater emphasis is placed on the importance of engaging learners both in and out of the classroom. While many students are inclined to get involved, there is a growing number of young people who face barriers that prevent them from connecting and engaging in the high school experience. Importantly, socioeconomic status plays a key role in determining how engaged a student may be, as well as serving as a key identifier in what must be addressed to ensure more young people get involved in their academic and co-curricular learning. This study focuses on the role that socioeconomic status plays in students perceived ability to connect and engage in their secondary education, and proposes a policy where schools must include professional development and training on teaching young people who come from poor backgrounds.
Manola, Dominic M., "Barriers To Student Connectedness and Engagement: How Socioeconomic Status Affects Student Involvement" (2019). Dissertations. 413.
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