Expectations and perceptions of adolescent Hispanic males and their parent(s)/guardian(s) upon being assigned to a Disciplinary Alternative Education Program

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2009-05

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Williams, Cynthia

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The purpose of this qualitative study was to identify the expectations and perceptions of respondents assigned to a Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP). The focus of the study was the experiences of adolescent Hispanic males and their parent(s)/guardian(s) upon being assigned to the DAEP.

Findings from this study indicated aspects of aspirational, linguistic, and resistant capital as were the desired expectations of participants. Findings from this study revealed that even through adversity participants wanted to be heard, understood, and valued as productive members of the educational organization.

Results revealed insight into the expectations and perceptions of adolescent Hispanic males and their parent(s)/guardian(s) regarding being assigned to a DAEP and upon returning to their home campus.

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Social sciences, Education, Adolescent, Alternative education, Alternative education programs, Boys, Critical race theory, Cultural capital, Disciplinary Alternative Education Program, Hispanic, Hispanic American studies, Hispanic males, Qualitative research

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