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The Experiences of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Participants: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Research

  • Author / Creator
    Park, Kelly A.
  • Enriched high school curricula like the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Diploma programs are endorsed as enhanced entry programs for postsecondary-bound students. Program participation is perceived to have benefits that appeal to broad stakeholder groups of students, parents or guardians, teachers, administrators, and universities. This qualitative systematic review established what is known about program outcomes by synthesizing pertinent qualitative research on student participation. Twenty relevant published articles were identified; these articles were published up to July 2013, written in English and listed in commonly accessible databases. Analytical themes developed include: the impact of peer relationships, the impact of the teacher-student relationships, the conceptualization of success, the construction of self-image, and perceived preparation for the future. Recommendations for future research are made.

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  • Graduation date
    2014-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Education
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3DF6KB6R
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Educational Policy Studies
  • Specialization
    • Educational Administration and Leadership
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Caine, Vera (Faculty of Nursing)
    • Wimmer, Randy (Educational Policy Studies)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Wimmer, Randy (Educational Policy Studies)
    • Samek, Toni (School of Library & Info Studies)
    • Peters, Frank (Educational Policy Studies)
    • Caine, Vera (Faculty of Nursing)