A program evaluation of seven nontraditional high school programs in a southeastern state

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dc.contributor Newton, Rose Mary
dc.contributor Dagley, David L.
dc.contributor Arredondo, Daisy E.
dc.contributor Whitfield, David P.
dc.contributor Westbrook, Philip
dc.contributor.advisor Brown, Robert W.
dc.contributor.author Brown, Robert Wenton
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T14:42:51Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T14:42:51Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000636
dc.identifier.other Brown_alatus_0004D_10841
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1141
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research was to examine the various approaches taken within seven nontraditional high school programs provided in one school system. This program evaluation was focused on instructional approaches, behavioral approaches, and school culture approaches. Additionally, this program evaluation explored teacher and administrator perceptions regarding program effectiveness and educational outcomes for students in these programs. Results revealed that characteristics of nontraditional high school programs vary greatly depending the purpose or mission of each program. Some elements were found to be common across programs, but no two nontraditional programs were characterized as the same. Educational outcomes for students enrolled in each program were identified. The findings suggest that some nontraditional high school programs in the investigated school system are more successful than others. However, it is unreasonable to have the same expected outcomes for students enrolled in the various nontraditional programs since placement criteria is distinctly different depending on program approach. Results also revealed that teachers and supervisors perceived their program to be effectively meeting the needs of their students.
dc.format.extent 137 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Educational administration
dc.subject.other Secondary education
dc.title A program evaluation of seven nontraditional high school programs in a southeastern state
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Educational Leadership
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ed.D.


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