ERIC Number: EJ1019070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 79
Segregation in Charter Schools: The Important Role of University-Based Authorizers
Eckes, Suzanne E.; Plucker, Jonathan A.
Education and Urban Society, v45 n5 p589-608 Sep 2013
This article argues that one possible avenue for addressing and increasing student body diversity in charter schools may lie with the authorizer. In particular, we focus on the role of university-based authorizers, a group of sponsors that would appear to be especially concerned with educational opportunity given their faculties' traditional concern with issues of social justice. Thus, this article examines whether university-based charter school authorizers encourage charter school operators to recruit and enroll a diverse student body, and it discusses the role that authorizers could play in promoting more diverse charter schools.
Descriptors: School Segregation, Charter Schools, Student Diversity, Agency Role, College Role, Certification, Desegregation Methods, Educational Policy, Change Strategies, Access to Education
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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