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ERIC Number: EJ1141719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1478-2103
What's a Charter School? How the Charter School Debate and Misinformation Mediate the Local Production of School Choice
Convertino, Christina
Policy Futures in Education, v15 n2 p157-169 Feb 2017
In this article, based on an ethnographic study in Sundale City, Arizona, I use an interpretive and anthropological approach to policy analysis to highlight how social actors interpreted the national charter school debate to enact local school choice policy development in their everyday lives. Specifically, findings from this study provide a contextualized portrayal that illustrates how an economic rationality of schooling and an absence of information on school choice policy served to polarize and fracture the potential for citizens to collectively grapple with and address local educational issues democratically.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona
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