Date of Award

Spring 5-2016

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Educational Leadership and School Counseling

Committee Chair

Dr. David E. Lee

Committee Chair Department

Educational Leadership and School Counseling

Committee Member 2

Dr. Myron B. Labat

Committee Member 2 Department

Educational Leadership and School Counseling

Committee Member 3

Dr. James David King

Committee Member 3 Department

Educational Leadership and School Counseling

Committee Member 4

Dr. James T. Fox

Committee Member 4 Department

Educational Leadership and School Counseling

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of Dual Enrollment teachers and high school counselors to compare and determine whether there are significant differences between their perceptions of college readiness among DE participants in South Alabama. Data was analyzed and presented based on its relevance to effectiveness. This study is relevant because scholars are unclear about the effects of DE on college readiness.

This research was designed to close some of the gaps in the literature and help education stakeholders to identify effective mechanisms to continue to develop and promote the Dual Enrollment program. This study examined the high school DE teachers and high school counselors’ perceptions of the efficacy of DE participation on college readiness in a school district in South Alabama. A survey instrument was utilized to understand the perceptions of the South Alabama high school DE teachers and high school counselors toward the efficacy of DE participation on student success in college. Quantitative measures were applied to this study.

The findings of this study supports the findings of the other studies. Specifically, Gatlins’ Perception study found that the overall Dual Enrollment experience is perceived to be beneficial for many of its participants when they enter college.

ORCID ID

0000-0002-0867-1349