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ERIC Number: ED548056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 153
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2673-6910-9
Identifying Factors for Homeschooling Effectiveness: An Exploratory, Multi-Case Study
Roberts, Angela M.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
Homeschoolers are achieving better results with less money than their public school counterparts. This multiple case study explored the perceptions of homeschooled college students and graduates and their reasons for their academic and social successes. An interview-based, qualitative design was implemented to uncover themes and directions for future research. Twenty formerly homeschooled participants completed background forms and questionnaires that were subjected to textual and contextual analysis. The findings produced four themes and three sub-themes that influenced success of homeschoolers in the academic and social realms. Major themes were: (a) responsibility, (b) self-motivation/work ethic, (c) independence, and (d) flexibility. Sub-themes included: (a) parent involvement, (b) individualized attention, and (c) Christian perspectives. Recommendations include a call for stakeholders to provide opportunities for public school students to build the characteristics of success, as cited by homeschoolers. Suggestions for further study pertain to expansion of the population and focus areas, alternate research methods, and consideration of non-collegiate measures of success. [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: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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