ERIC Number: ED501289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Reference Count: 40
The Anatomy and Ideology of a Charter
Fife, Brian L.
A content analysis of charter school movements was conducted in order to gain insight on their substantive contents as well as to discern any explicit or implicit ideological underpinnings. Charter agreements in Indiana were obtained over a three year period of time, shortly after the Indiana General Assembly sanctioned the creation of charter schools in the state. The analysis was illuminating, both in structural and ideological terms. The libertarian philosophy reverberated throughout the charters while the common school ideology was noticeably absent. Selected Statements of Need for 2001-2004 Charter School Proposals in Indiana are appended.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana