School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Boys, Cultural experiences, Educational environment, Experience factos, Military-style educational environment, Single-gender
Education | Educational Methods | Other Education
Chandler, Jefferey Warren, "Experiences of Boys in a Single-Gender, Military-Style High School Educational Environment" (2015). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 997.
In an effort to improve academic achievement and student performance, some school systems across the United States are starting to consider some form of single-gender education. As many school systems have considered single-gender classes, previous research on single-gender education has focused on its effect on academic achievement. Other research has focused on adverse student behavior in the classroom. One area of single-gender education not addressed in previous research is the experience of boys in a single-gender, military-style high school educational environment from the lens of those in that environment. The purpose of this multiple-case study was to describe the experiences of boys in a single-gender, military-style high school educational environment. This research examined data collected through interviews, surveys, focus groups discussions, and participant journaling of 40 male students who participated in a single-gender, military-style high school environment. An analysis of the data revealed that the students perceived relationships and the structured environment as most impacting their experience in the single-gender, military-style educational environment.