Date of Award
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
Murillo, Enrique G.
The purpose of this ethnographic study is to examine the lived experiences of students attending a predominately Latino urban high school in the southwest region of the United States, using interviews, focus groups, and observations to gain an insight on student engagement and disengagement from school. Riverview High School was selected as the prime site for exploring student engagement based mainly on the poor student population of color, low school retention rate, and high suspension rate. Three focus groups were identified of about 6 students each for a total of eighteen 11th grade students. Each focus group was digitally recorded using video.
Yzaguirre, Henry Elizarraraz, "The physics of school culture: Unleashing student voice in the quest for school improvement" (2012). Theses Digitization Project. 3962.