ERIC Number: ED529695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr-20
Abstractor: As Provided
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Handbook of Research on School Choice
Berends, Mark, Ed.; Springer, Matthew G., Ed.; Ballou, Dale, Ed.; Walberg, Herbert J., Ed.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Since the early 1990s when the nation's first charter school was opened in Minneapolis, the scope and availability of school-based options to parents has steadily expanded. No longer can public education be characterized as a monopoly. Sponsored by the National Center on School Choice (NCSC), this handbook makes readily available the most rigorous and policy-relevant research on K-12 school choice. Coverage includes charters, vouchers, home schooling, magnet schools, cyber schools, and other forms of choice, with the ultimate goal of defining the current state of this evolving field of research, policy, and practice. This book is divided into six sections: (1) Perspectives on School Choice; (2) Charter Schools; (3) School Vouchers; (4) Magnet Schools; (5) Private Schools; and (6) Other Forms of School Choice.
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Magnet Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Home Schooling, School Choice, Educational Vouchers, Public Education, Private Schools, Online Courses, Educational Policy, Educational Research
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