A Two-Year Study of Stakeholder Perceptions Associated with the Transition from 8th Grade to High School

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This study reports on the findings of a two-year study investigating student, parent and teacher perceptions associated with the positive and negative aspects associated with the transition from 8th grade to high school. Data reported in the paper are drawn from questionnaires administered in the 8th and 9th grades to participants in the study. Four key findings will be reported. Recommendations and implications for future research and practice are provided. A comprehensive list of references is included.


Keywords: Formal and Informal Learning, Learning in Local Communities, Community Consultation As an Educational Process
Stream: Curriculum and Pedagogy; Student Learning, Learner Experiences, Learner Diversity
Presentation Type: 30 minute Paper Presentation in English
Paper: , , , Two-Year Study of Stakeholder Perceptions Associated with the Transition from 8th Grade to High School, A


Dr. Gregory M. Hauser

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, Roosevelt University
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dr. Gregory M. Hauser is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. His current research interests include technology in education and the impact of supplemental student services on student achievement. He is the author of, "The Standards-based Digital School Leader Portfolio; A handbook for preparation and practice"(2005). Prior to his service as a faculty member, he served for seventeen years as a Dean and a Vice Provost for Student Affairs. In 1994, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany.

Dr. Karen Choate

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Educational Leadership, Roosevelt University
Chicago, Illinois, USA


Dr Thomas P. Thomas

Associate Professor, Department of Secondary Education, Roosevelt University
Chicago, Illinois, USA


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