ERIC Number: EJ745028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Municipally Operated Charter Schools: A New Trend in Community Services
Brown, Pamela M.
Education and Urban Society, v39 n1 p3-18 2006
Many cities throughout the United States are experiencing rapid population growth and an increased demand for public services delivered in safe, livable neighborhoods. Some of those cities have recognized the need to offer an improved urban school system for their residents and have begun to embrace the charter school movement through the use of innovative local partnerships. There is a nexus between these educational strategies and the principles of community education. Advocates of community education emphasize the importance of community agencies and local residents becoming active partners in community concerns, including the school system. Schools are viewed as localized and community based. This study was undertaken in an attempt to identify the number and location of municipally operated charter schools in the United States, examine the potential nexus with municipal economic development strategies, and measure the schools against community education principles. (Contains 3 tables.)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Community Services, Population Growth, Public Service, Municipalities, Urban Schools, Educational Strategies, Educational Innovation, Community Education, Public Agencies, School Districts, Web Sites
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United States