ERIC Number: EJ870614
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
The Introduction of Religious Charter Schools: A Cultural Movement in the Private School Sector
Bailey, Marcia J. Harr; Cooper, Bruce S.
Journal of Research on Christian Education, v18 n3 p272-289 2009
Charter schools are opening, and religious associations are also sponsoring these schools since religious groups find private school tuitions to be high and prohibitive. This study includes studies of Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy, a Minnesota Arabic charter school (Blaine and Inver Grove Heights, MN); Ben Gamla Charter School, a Florida English-Hebrew Charter School (Hollywood, FL); the Hellenic Classical Charter School, a New York City Greek Orthodox parochial school (Brooklyn, NY); and Community of Peace Academy, a Minnesota Hmong cultural charter school (St. Paul, MN). These charter schools are exemplary educational programs around the school's mission, curriculum, language courses, and extracurricular activities that are all culturally relevant to their particular culture and religion while so-far remaining legal under the Zelman decision, legalizing funding for religious school vouchers.
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Parochial Schools, Extracurricular Activities, Religious Cultural Groups, Educational Vouchers, Religious Education, Hmong People, Arabs, Semitic Languages, Educational Finance, Peace
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Florida; Minnesota; New York