Date of Award
Master of Science
Curriculum and Instruction
This qualitative thesis examined the experiences of high school students who were dual-enrolled in both high school and college. The thesis focused on the experiences of nine high school students from three Midwestern high schools who were dual-enrolled in geographically proximate post-secondary institutions from October, 1998 through May, 1999. Data based on taped interviews with the students, field observations at the students high schools, and discussions with high school guidance counselors identified reasons why the students enrolled in college courses while still in high school, how they perceived their college classmates, and the differences between educational environments.;It was found that dual-enrolled students gained exposure to different teaching methods and encountered increased diversity among their college classmates, in addition to earning college credit while still enrolled in high school. This thesis also includes an analysis of the differences in students' educational experiences at two and four-year colleges, a discussion of the general effects of college on students, and a historical perspective of dual-enrollment.
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Heather Dawn Johnson
Johnson, Heather Dawn, "The experiences of high school students dual-enrolled in post-secondary education: possibilities of positive growth and negative influence" (1999). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 16850.