ERIC Number: ED435811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
An Inventory of Business-Linked Charter Schools.
Public Policy Associates, Inc., Lansing, MI.; National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.; Michigan Future, Inc., Ann Arbor.
An inventory of business-linked charter schools operating in the United States was developed. The data collection methods used to develop the inventory were as follows: soliciting nominations from key contacts in each state having charter school legislation; comparing the nominations with lists of charter schools from selected state education department Web sites; identifying additional schools through personal contacts at a 1997 national charter schools conference; and searching the school profile database. A total of 77 business-linked charter schools were identified, and profiling of each school was initiated. To date, 59 summary profiles have been developed. The inventory established the existence of four broad types of career orientation at various business-linked charter schools: career preparation; career focus; career informed; and noncareer partnership. Six recurring themes identified during the inventory were explored in depth: (1) stages of school development and their implications for cross-fertilization; (2) adapting to the environment; (3) career path identification and choice; (4) customized design options; (5) variability of organizational structures; and (6) impact of state legislation on business-linked charter schools. (The bibliography contains 22 references. Appendixes, constituting approximately 50% of the document, contain an overview of the research methods and the 59 summary profile sheets.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Charter Schools, Conventional Instruction, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning, Federal Legislation, Innovation, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Mentors, National Surveys, Nontraditional Education, Partnerships in Education, Public Education, Role Models, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Staff Development, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Public Policy Associates, Inc., Lansing, MI.; National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.; Michigan Future, Inc., Ann Arbor.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: School to Work Opportunities Act 1994