Dallas Campus (Online)
Date of Award
Doctor of Education
Committee Chair or Primary Advisor
Dr. BJ McMichael
Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor
Dr. Mark Mccallon
Third Committee Member or Committee Reader
Dr. Mark Weatherly
Abstract The problem investigated in this study was unknown opportunities that exist for educators to meet the academic needs of students who are affected by combat parental deployment and how this challenge of combat deployment disrupts the family’s dynamic, thus challenging their children academically. The Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard made up about 1% of the total United States population in 2015. Most of these people were married, 42% had children, and 54% of their children were in kindergarten to 12th grade. The Department of Defense school system is comprised of 166 accredited schools across 11 foreign countries, two U.S. territories, and seven states. It was the goal of this narratological case study to describe how families living in a military-connected community in Europe and who experience military deployment perceive its influences on their ninth through 12th-grade high school children’s academic performances. The study utilized a homogeneous sampling technique to scope the level of participation. The sample size consisted of a total of 30 participants. The participants were divided in the following manner: 20 military families and 10 educators or staff members who had worked with high school students. Student and parent participants met the participation criteria. Deployed parents must have been deployed for 6 months or longer, and the students attended multiple schools, which should be enough experience to provide credible information to this research study. Keywords: military-connected children, deployed, permanent change of station, combat-deployment
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Lucas, Sean T., "Effects of Parental Deployment on Military-Connected High School Students and Strategies for Academic Success" (2023). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 677.