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ERIC Number: EJ968050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Public Online Charter School Students: Choices, Perceptions, and Traits
Kim, Paul; Kim, Flora Hisook; Karimi, Arafeh
American Educational Research Journal, v49 n3 p521-545 Jun 2012
There has been a steady growth of the K-12 student population taking courses online. This study examined reasons for students to choose a public online charter school program and their perceptions of online discussion. A survey was sent to 1,500 students newly enrolled in a statewide public online charter school program. From those who responded, 44% indicated that the online discussion component is not helpful in achieving their academic goals. Also, further analysis suggested that those who drop out of traditional schools probably would not stay even in an online program unless the program adequately supported the students. In this report, interrelationships among perceptual measures along with traits and preferences of online students are discussed and suggestions are made for educators. (Contains 4 tables, 1 figure and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A