ERIC Number: ED443137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Charter Schools: Problem-Based Learning Project. Instructor Edition.
Problem-based learning (PBL) is an instructional strategy for preparing administrators whose basic unit of instruction is a project. Students are organized into teams and work on these projects to grapple with the problem and to achieve the learning objectives that are embedded in the project. In this PBL project, students design and prepare a proposal for the creation of a charter school. A set of statutes from Minnesota is provided as a sample of a charter-school law for use in the project. Reprints of several articles are provided for students' use in the project. Also included is a paper, "A Profile of the Leadership Needs of Charter School Founders," which reports the first year of a 3-year project to develop a Model Leadership Training Program for Charter School Founders sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.(DFR)
Descriptors: Accountability, Charter Schools, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Autonomy, Leadership Qualities, Nontraditional Education, Problem Based Learning
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.; North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.