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Doctoral Dissertation

Charter Schools: A Descriptive Study of Empowerment within the Operation of Charter Schools

Available from: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

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Abstract/Notes: The purpose of this study was to describe the variables that contributed to the establishment of a charter school in an urban Arizona district and rural California district noting the similarities and dissimilarities, and to disclose the factors used to justify the implementation of the Montessori theory of education. Another purpose of the study was to describe the guidelines for maintaining a charter school, and the evaluation methods and factors used in the school's unique experience with staffing and funding. This research was descriptive and employed a case study approach. Descriptive research methodology was used to identify the same factors found in the Arizona study replicated by the researcher. Nonprobability, purposive sampling technique was the sampling used in the study. The instrument used for the study was interviews. Findings. The NFL/YET Academy in Arizona and Discovery Charter School in California experienced many similarities when the same variables were applied to both schools. As a result, the stakeholders of both schools used the principles of the organizational theory of empowerment to implement choices in curriculum. This process allowed the stakeholders an opportunity to meet the educational needs of students in the community. The following conclusions were made: (1) community empowerment plays a vital role in educating children; (2) the charter school movement allows parents, teachers, administrators, and community leaders to be involved in the creation of school governance and curriculum; and (3) charter schools allow all stakeholders to become involved in the decision-making process. The following are recommendations for further study: (1) This study should be conducted using a greater number of charter schools, and (2) This study should be conducted using administrator's leadership style in the organizational theory area of structure/roles.

Language: English

Published: La Verne, California, 2003

Article

Distant Possibilities: Profiles of Programs Charters as Laboratories [profiles of nine charter schools] Offer Training via Independent Study

Available from: University of Connecticut Libraries - American Montessori Society Records

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 12, no. 1

Pages: 1, 21-23

Public Montessori

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Language: English

Article

Overestimating Enrollment Jeopardizes Charter [Arizona Montessori Charter Schools; Great River School, St. Paul, Minnesota]

Publication: Public School Montessorian, vol. 17, no. 2

Pages: 1, 14

Public Montessori

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Language: English

Article

Contesting the Public School: Reconsidering Charter Schools as Counterpublics

Available from: SAGE Journals

Publication: American Educational Research Journal, vol. 53, no. 4

Pages: 919-952

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Abstract/Notes: Although technically open to all, charter schools often emphasize distinctive missions that appeal to particular groups of students and families. These missions, especially ones focusing on ethnic, linguistic, and cultural differences, also contribute to segregation between schools. Such schools raise normative questions about the aims of education. Are they a troubling retreat from an integrated public school system? Or are they new public spaces relevant to the needs of certain communities? Through a case study of one potentially counterpublic school, I describe how this school embodied aspects of public-ness. I argue that a counterpublic framework—in emphasizing shared decision making, expanded discursive space, and a publicist orientation—offers resources for considering under what circumstances distinctive schools might serve public goals.

Language: English

DOI: 10.3102/0002831216658972

ISSN: 0002-8312, 1935-1011

Article

Follow the Money: Charter Schools and Financial Accountability

Available from: JSTOR

Publication: Urban Lawyer, vol. 44, no. 1

Pages: 37-83

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Language: English

ISSN: 0042-0905, 1942-6593

Article

Choice, Charter Schools, and Montessori

Publication: MPSC Update [Montessori Public School Consortium (Cleveland, OH)], vol. 4, no. 1

Pages: 7-8

Americas, Montessori schools, North America, United States of America, ⛔ No DOI found

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Language: English

Article

Charter Schools: Our Challenge, Our Opportunity

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 14, no. 3

Pages: 43

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Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

Report

Teacher Compensation in Montessori Charter Schools

Available from: National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector (NCMPS)

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Abstract/Notes: Compensation is a tool to recruit and retain effective faculty and staff. Salary ranges should reflect region, role, and prior experience. Compensation and benefits should also be designed to reward longevity and provide opportunities for growth.

Language: English

Published: Washington, D.C., Jul 18, 2016

Article

Charter Schools

Publication: Tomorrow's Child, vol. 4, no. 3

Pages: 20–23

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Language: English

ISSN: 1071-6246

Article

Charter Schools and Montessori: Double Bind–or Double Bonus?

Publication: Montessori Life, vol. 14, no. 3

Pages: 34–39

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Language: English

ISSN: 1054-0040

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