Date of Award
Doctor of Education in Teacher Leadership (Ed.D)
Dr. M. Leigh Funk
First Committee Member
Dr. Susan Stockdale
Second Committee Member
Dr. Mark Warner
Alternative schools are an important concept in current education. This research describes the qualitatively different ways in which student’s experienced an alternative program, like Twilight. In these phenomenographic inquiry two current students, two Twilight graduates, and four Twilight teachers discuss the qualitatively different ways that students’ experience Twilight. The analysis yielded an outcome space of three qualitatively different ways of experiencing Twilight 1. Culture, 2. Self-efficacy, and 3, Teacher impact. Based on the findings of this research, the recommendation includes studying the shifting role of administrators in alternative education.
Crawley, Chanda, "The Twilight Program: A Phenomenographic Study" (2020). Doctor of Education in Teacher Leadership Dissertations. 47.