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Waite, Chelsea – Childhood Education, 2020
While project-based learning can be traced back to centuries-old theory, new research shows how it is linked to a variety of efforts for change in innovative schools.
Descriptors: Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Educational Innovation, Problem Solving
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Stetson, Ranae – Childhood Education, 2013
Every state has different laws that govern its charter schools, which makes a consistent definition of charter schools a little more difficult. However, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools website (www.publiccharters.org) notes that definitions of charter schools in most states generally share these characteristics: (1) They are…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Effectiveness, Institutional Characteristics, Expectation
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Bhattacharya, Banhi – Childhood Education, 2013
School choice has gained considerable popularity in recent decades as governments struggle to improve quality and reduce the cost of education by increasing competition among schools and decreasing the level of bureaucracy (Chubb & Moe, 1990). The trend towards reorganization of public service allocation for education has been a feature of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, Institutional Autonomy, School Choice
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Linick, Matthew; Lubienski, Christopher – Childhood Education, 2013
For some, charter schools represent the hope of improved student learning and performance. It is hoped to understand the theory of change underlying charter schools relative to the actual evidence on their impact. In order to address this issue, the authors examine the logic of organizational change and competitive options, drawing on evidence…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Public Schools, Competition, Responses
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Ringsmose, Charlotte – Childhood Education, 2013
Denmark has had a long history of placing a high priority on education and public schooling. It is a declared goal of the Danish welfare system to provide comprehensive schooling, where children from different socioeconomic backgrounds can go to school together and have the same opportunities through education. It is also a declared goal for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Charter Schools, Private Schools
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Quick, Marilynn; Conrad, Amy L. – Childhood Education, 2013
This study focused on how successful Indiana charter schools implemented their planned goals and how their instructional strategies supported sound, research-based practices for improving student achievement. After identifying the three charter schools that consistently earned Indiana's academic designation of "exemplary progress" over a…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Teaching Methods, High Achievement, Academic Achievement
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Trimmer, Karen – Childhood Education, 2013
With the increasing diversity in schools and the call for addressing specific regional needs, decentralized regulation of the education system is often proposed as an alternative approach to achieve school improvement. Researchers have often associated experimentation and risk-taking as key aspects of effective educational leadership while…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Student Diversity, Instructional Leadership
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Chesky, Aimi Kono – Childhood Education, 2013
The project development school idea in Japan started in the late 1970s. Both public and private schools can become project schools. Public schools' districts and private schools' boards develop the project plan and submit the application to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Once approved, the project school…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Telecommunications
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Kohler, Maxie; Early, Mardele; Christensen, Lois; Aldridge, Jerry – Childhood Education, 2013
Throughout the United States, the "charter school" movement is being discussed and implemented in numerous venues and configurations, and researchers have considered the pros and cons of these schools. One example of an exemplary charter school is Lake Forest Elementary Charter School in New Orleans, Louisiana. This charter school (www.…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Parent School Relationship, Charter Schools, Elementary Schools
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Pearce, Marni; Crowe, Charlene; Letendre, Martha; Letendre, Charlie; Baydala, Lola – Childhood Education, 2005
Throughout her 10-year teaching career, Charlene Crowe was concerned that the minds, spirits, and physical needs of indigenous children were not being addressed, let alone embraced, through the public school system in Canada. In the fall of 1996, Charlene shared her vision for a better educational approach with two aboriginal Elders. Her vision…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Charter Schools, Canada Natives, Indigenous Populations
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Massey, Claity P.; Szente, Judit; Stewart, Carol A. – Childhood Education, 2005
During the King Center Charter School's five years of existence, the school has evolved into a unique 21st century laboratory school, soliciting meaningful parental involvement to help close the achievement gap for the students. As indicated, students' academic achievement and social/ emotional competency have increased over the years. This…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Environment, Charter Schools
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Hoot, James; Massey, Claity; Barnett, Marion; Henry, Julie; Ernest, James – Childhood Education, 2001
Describes the cooperative efforts of corporations, foundations, organizations, institutions of higher learning, and community support that transformed a church into one of the first charter schools in the state of New York. Describes the process, offerings, and continuing challenges of the King Center and asserts that it is a model of…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Models