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ERIC Number: ED546303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 178
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2676-2236-5
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An Investigation of a Virtual School Program in One Public School District in Texas: A Descriptive Case Study
Quadri, Rizvan
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Lamar University - Beaumont
This qualitative, descriptive case study employed the use of narrative to investigate a virtual school program in a public school district in Texas. A focus group interviewing process was used to interview the participants. Findings from this study conclude that with continued support from district leaders, along with having the appropriate instructional and technological resources, will help a virtual school sustain itself and prove successful. Other findings from the study conclude that providing ongoing instructional support to teachers, as well as allowing them opportunities in shared decision-making strengthens their morale and empowers them to take ownership of their virtual school program. Furthermore, with these types of support systems in place, it ultimately benefits students who, for one reason or another, are looking for an alternative setting in which to accomplish their educational goals. The research presented in this study provides school district leaders with a blueprint of strategies, ideas and methods by which to replicate a virtual school program of their own. [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: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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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: Texas