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Technology-based Learning On At-risk High School Students: An Evaluation Of The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Technology Center After-school Program

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Technology-based Learning On At-risk High School Students: An Evaluation Of The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Technology Center After-school Program

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dc.contributor.author Carpenter, Makenzie Hawley en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-22T02:41:33Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-22T02:41:33Z
dc.date.issued 2008-04-22T02:41:33Z
dc.date.submitted November 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-1896 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/713
dc.description.abstract Objective. High school students across North Texas are failing to meet the academic standards of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. In response, after-school programs have been implemented to support cognitive and communal development of these at-risk youth. Technology can play a role in after-school by expanding the boundaries of the traditional classroom. This study evaluates the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Technology Center (MLK CTC) After-School Program between August 2006 and July 2007. Methods. Evaluation outcomes are based on the MLK CTC program objectives. The evaluation looks also at educational gains within the program and employs a paired samples t-test and tests of ANOVA. Qualitative analysis involved interviews and observation of program activities. Results. Findings indicate a positive significance between program participation and educational gains. Discussion. Implications included: (1) participant recruitment and retention; (2) collaboration with parents, staff, and the community; and (3) necessary and adequate resources. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Martinez-Cosio, Maria en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Urban & Public Affairs en_US
dc.title Technology-based Learning On At-risk High School Students: An Evaluation Of The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Technology Center After-school Program en_US
dc.type M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Martinez-Cosio, Maria en_US
dc.degree.department Urban & Public Affairs en_US
dc.degree.discipline Urban & Public Affairs en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink https://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=1140
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