Master of Arts (M.A.)
This action thesis explores the current crisis of students leaving school before they graduate. It examines the implications of incorporating a curriculum in career exploration to at risk students. The curriculum consisted of a six week unit exploring careers of which the students expressed interest. It was found that during this six week intervention disciplinary problems decreased, students asked more questions and attendance increased. This project has implications for teachers and administrators as they plan lessons, units, and make school wide decisions.
Panzer, Craig, "The importance of career exploration to at-risk middle school students : a thesis ..." (2006). Capstone Projects and Theses. 467.