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Date of Award


Document Type

Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)


Educational Administration and Leadership

First Advisor

Dennis Brennan

First Committee Member

Delores McNair

Second Committee Member

Antonio Serna

Third Committee Member

Louis Wildman


The research examines the perspectives of male Hispanic students as to why they were not academically achieving in a selected continuation high school. The study used a qualitative research design by interviewing seven male Hispanic students for the study. The researcher was able to gather enough data from the students to develop an understanding as to why the students were not academically achieving in the selected continuation high school. The study examined some important ingredients that could help students succeed in continuation high school. It highlights the importance of good teaching strategies and caring teachers who have the temperament, ability, and sensitivity to work with students who are at risk of failing. It also highlights the need for school administrators to create a positive school culture based on trust and respect.





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