ERIC Number: EJ1147111
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Effective Charter Schools and Charter School Systems
Lawton, Stephen B.
Planning and Changing, v40 n1-2 p35-60 2009
The purpose of this synthesis of the literature on charter school effectiveness is to develop a research agenda on the topic and to propose action that will lead to improved performance of charter schools. To accomplish these goals, background information is first provided including: a definition of charter schools; statistics on charter schools; charter school legislation in six sample jurisdictions; arrangements for the creation, governance and management of charter schools; and the new roles and relationships that have developed over the past fifteen years as the charter school concept has matured. Then, the meaning of charter school effectiveness and factors that are associated with varying degrees of charter school effectiveness are explored. Finally, tentative conclusions are reached as to the focus of future research incorporating selected interventions designed to improve charter school performance.
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Effective Schools Research, Definitions, Statistical Data, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Development, Governance, Educational Administration, Accountability, School Effectiveness
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations. College of Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5900, Normal, IL 61790-5900. Tel: 309-438-2399; Fax: 309-438-8683; Web site: http://education.illinoisstate.edu/planning/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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