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ERIC Number: EJ1246979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1558-2159
Compete, Conform, or Both? School District Responses to Statewide Cyber Charter Schools
Mann, Bryan
Journal of School Choice, v14 n1 p49-74 2020
There are two competing understandings on how school organizations behave when faced with competition. One is they respond to competitive pressure with innovation. The other is they pursue strategies of isomorphism, copying practices and avoiding innovation. This study examines competitive response patterns related to cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania. Cyber charter schools gain enrollees from across the state, allowing for a study on how school districts across contexts respond to enrollment threats over time. The findings reveal that response patterns vary based on context and that policymakers need nuanced understandings of context when considering plans related to educational innovation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
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