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Parental Decisions For Virtual Education For Credit-Deficient High School Students, Todd B. Schweitzer Jul 2014

Parental Decisions For Virtual Education For Credit-Deficient High School Students, Todd B. Schweitzer

Doctor of Education (EdD)

This project performed a qualitative study using in-depth interviews to determine the reasons families enrolled their students in virtual education and to collect their reflections on their experience in virtual education after enrolling. I interviewed the parents or guardians of eight credit-deficient high school students at risk of not graduating who were enrolled in a virtual high school in Oregon. The interviews used 11 open-ended questions in order to answer the two research questions: 1. What are parental reasons for choosing online education for children who are at risk of not graduating from high school with their cohort due to ...