Defense Date

8-21-2009

Graduation Date

2009

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

EdD

Department

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program for Education Leaders (IDPEL)

School

School of Education

Committee Chair

Beyond Dissolution and Dispersion: A Phenomenological Analysis of Student Perception as Related to Resiliency

Committee Member

Peter Miller

Committee Member

Donna Durno

Keywords

Phenomenological Analysis, Resiliency, Student Perceptions

Abstract

The research study is entitled, Beyond Dissolution and Dispersion: A Phenomenological Analysis of Student Perceptions as related to Resiliency. Resiliency as a concept has been studied in various disciplines for the past thirty years. The information in the literature review bears out that building resiliency in students and in school communities has been a very important topic in education for about the last ten years. Resilience as defined is "the ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change (Henderson, 2004, p. 7). Students from the former Duquesne City High School endured a difficult event in their school closure. Other various events and aspects of social and academic development were interacting simultaneously. Social and political unrest, transitioning during the period of adolescence, belonging to a new social group, self image and group dynamics, and academic achievement were issues and interactions for these students. This study will seek to define the perceptions of the affected students of the former high school regarding the events of their school closure and the various other events that marked over a two year time period in their lives.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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