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ERIC Number: ED409650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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ISBN: N/A
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Charter Schools As Seen by Those Who Know Them Best: Students, Teachers, and Parents. Charter Schools in Action Project, Final Report--Part I.
Vanourek, Gregg; And Others
Although charter schools have provoked much interest, there has not been a systematic nationwide effort to ask the clients and teachers of charter schools what they think about them. During the 1996-97 school year, Hudson Institute's Charter Schools in Action Project gathered quantitative data that describe 50 charter schools enrolling approximately 16,000 students in 10 states. The data were gathered through a survey of 4,954 students (fifth grade and older) attending 39 schools; 2,978 parents of students attending 30 schools; and 521 teachers in 36 schools. Findings indicate that: (1) charter schools are havens for children who had bad educational experiences elsewhere; (2) charter schools are very popular with their primary constituents; (3) families and teachers are seeking out charter schools primarily for educational reasons; (4) satisfaction levels are highest for all three groups when it comes to educational matters; and (5) the teachers in charter schools feel empowered. Nineteen tables are included. (Contains 16 endnotes.) (LMI)
Hudson Institute, P.O. Box 26-919, Indianapolis, IN 46226.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hudson Inst., Indianapolis, IN.