Date of Degree

2-2019

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Program

Urban Education

Advisor

Nicholas Michelli

Committee Members

Michelle Fine

Anna Stetsenko

Subject Categories

Curriculum and Instruction | Educational Leadership | Educational Methods | Educational Psychology | Other Education | Secondary Education | Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education

Keywords

engagement, disengagment, respect, fairness, unfairness, alternative school, relationhips

Abstract

This study enlists the voices of youth attending an Alternative School in a small town in Western Canada to further theorize what it means to be dis/engaged with/from school. Findings suggest that school relationships with both staff and peers are key to understanding student dis/engagement, and that relationships are understood in terms of their degree of respect or un/fairness.

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