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Examining Parental Engagement at a Cyber High School
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, , George Mason University, United States ; , Flint Hill School, VA, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Savannah, GA, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

As enrollments in full-time online charter schools grow, it becomes increasingly important to understand how parents are engaging in their students’ learning. In this case study we addressed this gap using parent and student interviews at a full-time online charter school. Our analysis of 19 interviews with nine parents and 10 interviews with 10 students identified five primary types of parental engagement within this setting: (1) nurturing relationships and interactions, (2) advising and mentoring, (3) organizing, (4) monitoring and motivating student engagement, and (5) instructing. We also identified barriers to effective parental engagement.

Citation

Borup, J., Stevens, M. & Hasler Waters, L. (2016). Examining Parental Engagement at a Cyber High School. In G. Chamblee & L. Langub (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (p. 826). Savannah, GA, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 22, 2019 from .

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