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ERIC Number: EJ947952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-1558-2159
Market-Based and Authorizer-Based Accountability Demands and the Implications for Charter School Leadership
Blitz, Mark H.
Journal of School Choice, v5 n4 p357-396 2011
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 authorizer-based accountability demands? To address this question, I interviewed 18 charter school leaders and school community members in the state of Wisconsin and utilized thematic analysis to illuminate the consequential components of charter school leadership practice in addressing these accountability demands. Findings indicate a tension between authorizer-based and market-based accountability demands for charter school leadership, and reconciliation of that tension involves multiple approaches, framed in identified themes, according to charter school type and authorizer. (Contains 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin