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dc.contributor.advisorCaruthers, Loyce Ellenor, 1947-
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Michael
dc.date.issued2019
dc.date.submitted2019 Spring
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page viewed July 24, 2019
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Loyce Caruthers
dc.descriptionVita
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 208-247)
dc.descriptionThesis (Ed.D.)--School of Education and Social Science Consortium. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2019
dc.description.abstractPrevious studies on correctional education have focused on recidivism. There is limited research from a qualitative perspective on the perceptions of education prior to incarceration. This constructivist narratological case study sought to explore the lived experiences of six former inmates, four African American and two Mexican American from a Midwest Correctional Facility who entered prison without a high school diploma and worked in Prison Industries. Data sources involved a Likert scale questionnaire, documents, and in-depth semi-structured interviews. Analysis involved descriptive statistical analysis of the Likert scale items, and content analysis for documents, and indepth interviews with narratives of the cases developed using a three-dimensional analysis process and socio-cultural analysis followed by within case and cross case analyses. Major themes were: (a) making ends meet; (b) influences within the community; (c) family dynamics; (d school environment; and (e) school-to-prison pipeline. Findings indicated that participants placed a greater value on education post incarceration.eng
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction to study -- Literature review -- Methodology -- Findings and discussion -- Conclusion and recommendations -- Appendix A. Initial questionnaire -- Appendix B. Invitation to participate in study -- Appendix C. Semi-structured interview questions -- Appendix D. IRB approval letter
dc.format.extentxvi, 248 pages
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/69281
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri -- Kansas Cityeng
dc.subject.lcshPrisoners -- Education -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcshEx-convicts -- Education -- Case studies
dc.subject.otherDissertation -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Education
dc.titleFormer Inmates’ Perceptions and Beliefs About The Value of Earning a High School Diplomaeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Leadership, Policy and Foundations Education (UMKC)
thesis.degree.disciplineSocial Science Consortium (UMKC)
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas City
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameEd.D. (Doctor of Education)


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