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dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Bonnie Barstow
dc.contributor.otherSweeney, Christie L.
dc.contributor.otherRath, Christine C.
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-08T16:14:20Z
dc.date.available2020-12-08T16:14:20Z
dc.date.issued3/26/2015
dc.identifierpsu-etd-079
dc.identifier.urihttps://summit.plymouth.edu/handle/20.500.12774/285
dc.descriptionThis dissertation examines the perceptions and lived experiences of high school students who have completed Extended Learning Opportunities in New Hampshire. Extended Learning Opportunities are defined as learning that occurs outside of the traditional classroom. The New Hampshire Department of Education changed its Minimum Standards for Public School Approval in 2005, and since that time, students have been eligible to earn high school credit for internships, apprenticeships, independent studies, community service, private instruction, sports, and performing groups through demonstration of mastery of academic competencies. Since very little has been written from the students' points of view regarding Extended Learning Opportunities, this hermeneutic phenomenological research study explored the perceptions and lived experiences of the students themselves. Data was collected from interviews, field notes, and artifacts and the analysis resulted in four significant themes: Relationships, Academic Freedom, Sense of Accomplishment and Connections to Life After High School. These findings shed light on the transformative and personalized benefits of Extended Learning Opportunities.
dc.description.abstractElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.titleExtended learning opportunities in New Hampshire: an exploration of high school students' perspectives and lived experiences
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dc.typeelectronic thesis or dissertation
dc.contributor.chairMcCabe, Kathleen C.
dc.identifier.legacyhttps://digitalcommons.plymouth.edu/etd/79
etdms.degree.disciplineDepartment of Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum
etdms.degree.grantorPlymouth State University
etdms.degree.leveldoctoral
etdms.degree.nameDoctor of Education in Learning, Leadership, and Community


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