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Author Badgen, Melanie A., author.
Title Middle school students : perceptions of teacher characteristics that contribute to culmination / by Melanie A. Badgen.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  LB2369 .Z957 2012 B34eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (vi, 40 pages)
Content Type text
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 32-35).
Summary There is an alarming rate of students dropping out of high school, and students with learning disabilities (LD) tend to be at a higher risk for not completing high school than their general education counterparts. In order to address this issue contributing factors that influence school completion must be identified. The literature suggests that having a positive relationship with an adult on a school campus influences middle school culmination, which is a predictor of successful high school graduation. This paper examines students' perceptions of teacher support and effectiveness on middle school completion for middle school students with LD. One-hundred male and female middle school students with LD completed a survey, and of those, 10 were interviewed. Findings suggest that students make clear distinctions about qualities of effective teachers and ineffective teachers, students seek out teachers who they perceive as effective, and finally, many different people and factors influence students going beyond the school setting.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on May 31, 2012).
Subject High school dropouts.
Learning disabled teenagers -- Education (Secondary)
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Education -- Special Education.
OCLC number 849910668