First Advisor

Jennings, Gordon

Second Advisor

Burke, Timothy A.


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Management


School of Management

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

72 pages


This paper researches the effectiveness of School to Work, a community school based program implemented and carried out by Goodwill Industries of Denver. The problem identified is a disparity in what teenaged students need to learn and what is being taught in the current curriculum of Goodwill. The action research methodology involved analyzing student perceptions and performance, utilizing teacher focus groups, and interviewing individuals who work with teenagers on a daily basis. The desired outcome is an understanding of what students need to learn and a possible revision of the curriculum being used by Goodwill Industries.

Date of Award

Spring 2006

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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