The Resource Home schooling in the Show-me-State : a preliminary study of perceptions and academic performance, by Tanya Ruhlander, (electronic resource)

Home schooling in the Show-me-State : a preliminary study of perceptions and academic performance, by Tanya Ruhlander, (electronic resource)

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Home schooling in the Show-me-State : a preliminary study of perceptions and academic performance
Title
Home schooling in the Show-me-State
Title remainder
a preliminary study of perceptions and academic performance
Statement of responsibility
by Tanya Ruhlander
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Contributor
Thesis advisor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The purpose of this mixed methods case study was two-fold: first, in regards to home schooling, an exploratory study of analyzing educational policy and accountability second, the study will examine how home-school parents and public school officials perceive the current state of regulation for home school students. This study was of mixed design. It was a quantitative study with a between subjects research design in which the ACT scores of home schooled and a group of public school students are compared controlling for gender and ethnicity and a qualitative study examining perceptions on Missouri's public school and home school policies in a telephone interview. The correlational analyses of the data revealed weak and not significant correlations among all the variables. The ANOVA and regression analyses showed there were not significant differences in ACT scores between college freshman that have attended a public school and college freshman students who were home schooled, even when controlling for gender. The interviews revealed that even though home schoolers and public education administration have a common goal to educate children, their differing views on the topic of regulation and accountability. The state would like there to be more accountability for home schoolers. While home schoolers do not feel any more control is needed by the state over home schoolers. This study was a truly exploratory look into home schooling in Missouri. The preceding description about perceptions on home school policy in Missouri illustrates there are strong opinions on both sides of the issue. Further, the findings seem to support the idea that there will probably not be any immediate changes to the home school policy in Missouri
Cataloging source
MUU
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1968-
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Ruhlander, Tanya
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2005.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Placier, Peggy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Home schooling
  • Public schools
Target audience
specialized
Label
Home schooling in the Show-me-State : a preliminary study of perceptions and academic performance, by Tanya Ruhlander, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (May 22, 2006)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
69183561
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Home schooling in the Show-me-State : a preliminary study of perceptions and academic performance, by Tanya Ruhlander, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (May 22, 2006)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
69183561
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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