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Virtual Schools: A Critique of Two Models

Abstract: This paper discusses the emergence of two models of virtual schools. The in-school and out-of-school models of virtual schooling are examined in terms of flexibility, industrial models of schooling, socialization, student suitability for online environments, and teacher training and professional development. The paper concludes that there are advantages and disadvantages of each model, and that the suitability of the type of virtual school for students will depend on student needs
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