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ERIC Number: ED517473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 197
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1240-5505-3
The Progress of Students in States Which Have Authorized the Funding of Home Schooling through Virtual Education
Lawkowski, Susan J.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, D'Youville College
The historical research study will focus on the development and growth of virtual education programs for K-12 students, with primary emphasis on the states of Florida, California, and Pennsylvania. The term virtual education will be used interchangeably throughout this document with online courses and e-learning. The purpose of this historical research was to document what federal, state legislative actions were instrumental in the emergence of online programs now available to K-12 students, examination of the evolution of virtual education nationally, and in particular the three states where phenomenological growth was found to best represent favorable conditions in which the development of these programs have thrived. The study also focused on understanding how political, sociological and economic conditions facilitated the growth and development of e-learning to include K-12 programs; identify what factors were critical to successful development in Florida, California and Pennsylvania to enable the statewide progress in virtual education programming; and learn how these factors influenced the emergence of different designs in virtual education programs across the three states researched. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; Florida; Pennsylvania