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ERIC Number: ED536437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 273
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2670-6263-5
Mission vs. Mandate: How Charter School Leaders Conceptualize and Address Market-Based and Performance-Based Accountability Demands
Blitz, Mark H.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin - Madison
Charter school research has examined the relationship between charter school mission and issues of school accountability. However, there is a lack of research focusing on how charter school leaders frame and solve problems regarding multiple accountability demands. Given this gap, I investigate the question: How do charter school leaders conceptualize and address both market-based and performance-based accountability demands? To address this question, I interviewed 35 charter school leaders and school community members and utilized thematic analysis to illuminate the aspects of charter school leadership practice in addressing accountability demands. Findings indicate a tension between performance-based and market-based accountability demands for charter school leaders, but the number and severity of challenges depend on charter school type and level of autonomy. Furthermore, charter school leadership practice in this area sheds insight on the charter school idea and school leadership theory as well as implications for charter school research. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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