Bowling Together Or Bowling Alone: Continuation High School Students Tell Their Stories
This study's methodology consisted of gathering and analyzing qualitative data. These data derived from photographic activity and interviews with students attending a continuation high school, a student inquiry group discussion with students attending a comprehensive high school in the same district, and a review of archival documents from the continuation high school. Perceptions of social capital were examined in terms of barriers and supports. Perceptions were compared between the continuation high school students and the comprehensive high school students. Common supports and barriers identified through the analysis of the qualitative data included: administration, caring relationships, computer lab, counselor, credits to graduate information, electives, family, friends, nutrition, office staff, personal choices, physical education, rewards/incentives, teachers, time, physical campus, and visual representations.
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Culture of Success
Findings in Terms of Social CapitalResiliencyHuman Motivation Frameworks
NCCHS Students Factors Supporting Success
17 categories academic achievement academic success administration adult alternative education analyze at-risk barriers to successful behavior California California State University caring relationships categories of supports comprehensive high school computer lab continuation high school continuation schools counselor credits to graduate diploma dropouts drugs electives Enrolled at NCCHS factors field trips focus group friends graduate information hierarchy of human high school completion high school setting high school students high social capital impact included initial categories inquiry group discussion interpersonal interviews Latino male mentor motivation theory NCCHS students networks nutrition office staff parents perception of supports personal choices photographic activity physical campus physical education picture representing poster present research questions researcher colleague resiliency theory rewards/incentives school culture student comments student inquiry group student perception student voice students attending students enrolled success orientation support or barrier supports and barriers teachers themes theoretical framework truancy visual representations