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ERIC Number: ED477868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
A Review of the Research on Charter Schools. CPRE Web Paper Series.
Bulkley, Katrina; Fisler, Jennifer
Based on a literature review, this report provides an overview of charter schools. A total of 52 studies of operating charter schools and documents exploring the origins of the charter school concept were reviewed. The report covers the following topics: why and how people create a charter school; charter schools' autonomy compared with public schools' autonomy; governance and management, school organization, and teaching and learning in charter schools; charter schools' accountability to local and state governments and to the market; racial and socioeconomic composition of charter schools; special education in charter schools; admissions and financing in charter schools; and student achievement in charter schools. The report also discusses policy implications and some of the most important questions yet to be clarified and in need of further research, questions about innovation, accountability, equity, and outcomes. (Contains 59 references.) (WFA)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. on Educational Governance, Finance, Policymaking, and Management (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Consortium for Policy Research in Education, Philadelphia, PA.