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Student Perceptions of the Charter School Experience at Metropolitan Detention Center


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Student Perceptions of the Charter School Experience at Metropolitan Detention Center

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dc.contributor.author Pauls, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-30T19:16:58Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-30T19:16:58Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-30
dc.date.submitted July 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/13105
dc.description.abstract Student perceptions of a charter school experience at Metro Detention Center in Bernalillo County, New Mexico were examined via in-depth interviews of two groups of students. One group consisted of 12 new students who had not attended classes yet. This group was re-interviewed at 3 weeks to determine any changes to their perceptions. The second group consisted of 10 graduates of the school. This group had met the state requirements for graduation and had attained a diploma. None of the graduates had been released from incarceration at the time of the interviews. All interviews were transcribed, summarized and analyzed for content themes by the principal investigator and cross validated by the faculty advisor. Results indicate that students of the charter school value rigorous curriculum that is focused on literacy, writing and mathematical skills and that includes a cognitive therapy element. Additionally, students value meaningful nonjudgmental relationships with teachers and staff. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Charter School, Correctional Education, Incarcerated, Education, Inmates en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center
dc.subject.lcsh Prisoners--Education--New Mexico--Albuquerque
dc.subject.lcsh Prisoners--New Mexico--Albuquerque--Interviews
dc.subject.lcsh Students--New Mexico--Albuquerque--Interviews
dc.subject.lcsh Charter schools--New Mexico--Albuquerque--Case studies
dc.title Student Perceptions of the Charter School Experience at Metropolitan Detention Center en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Health Education en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Division of Individual, Family and Community Education en_US
dc.description.advisor Perry, Christina
dc.description.committee-member Avila, Magdelena
dc.description.committee-member Hrncir, Shawn

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