Open Access Thesis
High school dropouts -- Middle West -- Prevention; Students with disabilities -- Middle West -- Attitudes; Middle West; Academic theses;
A large number of students drop out of high school each year. Most of the existing research does not focus specifically on students with disabilities. This study uses survey research to examine the perceptions of 40 students with mild disabilities regarding high school drop out and school belonging. Results indicate that participants believe it is important to graduate from high school, and they believe parents and teachers want them to graduate. The students indicated that their friends think about dropping out of school more than the students themselves do. Participants consistently indicated that they feel they can talk to an adult within the school. Implications for schools, as well as prospective future research are presented.
Year of Submission
Specialist in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
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©2007 Rebecca L. Brandau
Brandau, Rebecca L., "The Views Of Students With Disabilities Regarding Dropout And School Belonging" (2007). Dissertations and Theses @ UNI. 1134.