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dc.contributor.advisorIkpa, Vivian W.
dc.creatorWaters, Eric Leftwich
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-05T16:10:01Z
dc.date.available2020-11-05T16:10:01Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.other864884801
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/3794
dc.description.abstractAsynchronous online credit recovery programs have been implemented in public schools across the United States for a variety of reasons. In this case, African American female students who are deficient in course credits towards high school graduation have taken advantage of this relatively new e-programming mechanism as a means to capture course credits that were lost during the course of a student's high school career. Female enrollees in the asynchronous credit recovery program are lacking in course credits due to course failure for reasons such as truancy, excessive absences, maternity, incarceration, employment, health associated and domestic related demands outside of school. Beyond the aforementioned, the school climate in terms of organization, discipline, safety, and supportive relationships plays a significant role towards student success or failure. Because African American females are positioned at the bottom of the ethno-gender stratum, concentration on African American females is vital to ensuring academic success in addition to their well being. The purpose of this qualitative study is to investigate and ultimately understand the perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors of a group of African American female graduates while enrolled in an asynchronous credit recovery program. The study was guided by the following research questions: How does enrollment in an asynchronous credit recovery program affect non-traditional African American female's perceptions of education? How does enrollment in an asynchronous credit recovery program affect the lives of non-traditional African American female student participants? What are the factors that contribute to the success of the non-traditional African American female student participants? Data were collected through semi-structured interviews, intense site immersion and observation, and thorough review of school district and student records. At the culmination of the data collection process, data analysis was conducted using the constant comparison method. Results from the data analysis revealed a reinvigorated perception of education as well as a reversal of lowered expectations, behaviors, standards, and attitudes while enrolled in the asynchronous credit recovery program. Enrollment in the asynchronous credit recovery program assuredly fostered academic success and strengthened the independent nature and identity formation of the African American female participants. Several of the implications for practice are: strengthening adult/student relationships; culturally relevant professional development exercises; consideration of a female centered curriculum; address the at-risk student population as early as elementary school; and continuing research on the effectiveness of asynchronous credit recovery programs.
dc.format.extent161 pages
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTemple University. Libraries
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dc.subjectEducation, Administration
dc.subjectEducational Leadership
dc.subjectAfrican American Female
dc.subjectAlternative Education
dc.subjectCredit Recovery
dc.subjectDisruptive Innovation Theory
dc.subjectTechnology
dc.subjectUrban Education
dc.titleA Qualitative Analysis of African American Female High School Graduates' Perceptions of Participating in an Asynchronous Credit Recovery Program
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dc.type.genreThesis/Dissertation
dc.contributor.committeememberDavis, James Earl
dc.contributor.committeememberGross, Steven Jay
dc.contributor.committeememberSanford-DeShields, Jayminn
dc.contributor.committeememberDuCette, Joseph P.
dc.description.departmentEducational Administration
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/3776
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