Principals' perceptions of the early college high school experience in selected North Carolina early college high schools

Lakisha Gates Rice, Fayetteville State University

Abstract

This purpose of this study was to examine principals' perceptions of the early college high school experience in selected North Carolina early college high schools. In addition, the purpose was to understand early college high school principals' perceptions of overall program effectiveness. The participants were twelve (n=12) early college high school principals who met the following criteria: (a) principals in schools in which the. early college high school had opened during the 2005-2006 academic school year, (b) principals in established schools in the sixth year of implementation, (c) principals who had served one year or more in their respective early college high schools at the time of data collection, (d) principals in schools that were not virtual or specialized degree schools, and (e) principals in schools that adhered to the framework of North Carolina New Schools Project. ^ A case study research design using qualitative methods was employed in this research study to better understand the phenomena from key individuals involved directly in the early college experience. Data were collected from twelve early college high schools principals regarding their perceptions of overall program effectiveness within the early college high school. Additional data were retrieved on 4-year cohort graduation rates.^

Subject Area

Educational leadership|Educational administration

Recommended Citation

Gates Rice, Lakisha, "Principals' perceptions of the early college high school experience in selected North Carolina early college high schools" (2011). ETD Collection for Fayetteville State University. AAI3664593.
http://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/dissertations/AAI3664593

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