Virtual School Startups: Founder Processes in American K-12 Public Virtual Schools

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  • Source:
    International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, v19 n1 p312-326 Feb 2018. 15 pp.
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ1174075
      Athabasca University. 1200, 10011 - 109 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8, Canada. Tel: 780-421-2536; Fax: 780-497-3416; e-mail: irrodl@athabascau.ca; Web site: http://www.irrodl.org
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      1492-3831
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Traditional school districts do not have a lot of experience with virtual schools and have lost students to state and charter virtual schools. To retain students and offer alternative learning opportunities, more public districts are starting their own virtual schools. This study was an examination of foundational processes at three California virtual schools in traditional school districts. An analysis of the findings revealed that sites perceived the establishing founder, preliminary research, district support, teacher and staff selection, financial evaluation, and curriculum decisions as keys to the founding process. The analysis also led to surprising conclusions, including the need for virtual schools to constantly change and adapt and the focus in this study of organizations over technology. The findings have implications for traditional districts starting virtual schools. The study also indicates that changes in policy could reduce the need for organizational adaptation among virtual schools in traditional school districts.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      15
    • Physical Description:
      15
    • Education Level:
      Elementary Secondary Education
    • Journal Code:
      MAY2018
    • Publication Date:
      2018
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1174075
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      TAYLOR, B. D.; MCNAIR, D. E. Virtual School Startups: Founder Processes in American K-12 Public Virtual Schools. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, [s. l.], v. 19, n. 1, p. 312–326, 2018. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1174075&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 14 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Taylor BD, McNair DE. Virtual School Startups: Founder Processes in American K-12 Public Virtual Schools. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning. 2018;19(1):312-326. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1174075&custid=s8280428. Accessed December 14, 2019.
    • APA:
      Taylor, B. D., & McNair, D. E. (2018). Virtual School Startups: Founder Processes in American K-12 Public Virtual Schools. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 19(1), 312–326. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1174075&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Taylor, Brett D., and Delores E. McNair. 2018. “Virtual School Startups: Founder Processes in American K-12 Public Virtual Schools.” International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning 19 (1): 312–26. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1174075&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Taylor, B. D. and McNair, D. E. (2018) ‘Virtual School Startups: Founder Processes in American K-12 Public Virtual Schools’, International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 19(1), pp. 312–326. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1174075&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 14 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Taylor, BD & McNair, DE 2018, ‘Virtual School Startups: Founder Processes in American K-12 Public Virtual Schools’, International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 312–326, viewed 14 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Taylor, Brett D., and Delores E. McNair. “Virtual School Startups: Founder Processes in American K-12 Public Virtual Schools.” International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, vol. 19, no. 1, Feb. 2018, pp. 312–326. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1174075&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Taylor, Brett D., and Delores E. McNair. “Virtual School Startups: Founder Processes in American K-12 Public Virtual Schools.” International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning 19, no. 1 (February 1, 2018): 312–26. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1174075&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Taylor BD, McNair DE. Virtual School Startups: Founder Processes in American K-12 Public Virtual Schools. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning [Internet]. 2018 Feb 1 [cited 2019 Dec 14];19(1):312–26. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1174075&custid=s8280428