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

By Gregory M. Hauser, Karen Choate and Thomas P. Thomas.

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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

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp.315-326. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.287MB).

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

EdD, Department of Educational Leadership, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dr Thomas P. Thomas

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

Dr. Tom Thomas is Associate Professor of Education at Roosevelt University in Chicago where he teaches courses in educational foundations and pre-service teacher development. Tom is a former high school teacher, high school principal and senior consultant for the Illinois State Board of Education. He is co-author of “Curriculum Books: The First Hundred Years” with Bill Schubert, Ann Lopez Schubert, and Wayne Carroll. His research interests are curriculum history and the history of school assessment.


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