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Choice Theory and Student Engagement in an Alternative High School

by Jeffrey N. Jones - 2014

This chapter details an alternative high school’s implementation of choice theory and its influence on relational practices and student experience. Student narratives speak of how the school practices that are informed by choice theory promote engagement through a deliberate focus on developmental needs.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 113, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 116 Number 13, 2014, p. 302-322
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18336, Date Accessed: 1/19/2022 6:13:03 AM

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  • Jeffrey Jones
    Western Michigan University
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    Jeffrey N. Jones is currently assistant professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Educational Studies at Western Michigan University. He is interested in the social context of adolescent learning and development and conducts research on school and community-based interventions that promote youth engagement. His recent work appears in the Journal of Early Adolescence and the Journal of Educational Research.
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