Tuesday, March 22
10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Harborside Center

Examining Parental Engagement at a Cyber High School

Roundtable ID: 48994
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    Jered Borup
    George Mason University
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    Mark Stevens
    George Mason University
  3. Lisa Hasler Waters
    Flint Hill School, 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.

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