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Author Berends, Mark

Title School Choice at the Crossroads : Research Perspectives
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (269 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Section 1 Introduction and Overview; Chapter 1 Introduction: School Choice at the Crossroads; Voucher and Tax Credit Programs; Charter Schools; Understanding the Context of School Choice; References; Section 2 Where We Are; Chapter 2 Educational Vouchers and Tax Credit Scholarship Programs in the United States: 1990-2017; Vouchers and Tax Credits for Organizational Scholarship Programs; Legal and Political Constraints on Education Voucher Programs; Wither Educational Choice; Notes; References
Chapter 3 Organizational and Social Costs of Schools' Participation in a Voucher ProgramBurdens of School Voucher Participation; Literature Review; Methods; Results; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 4 Does Private School Choice Improve Student Achievement? A Review of the Evidence; Overview of Private School Choice Programs; Recent Private School Choice Programs; Concerns about Private School Choice Programs and Achievement; Research Evidence on Vouchers; Discussion and Conclusions; Notes; References; Chapter 5 The Effects of Charter Schools on Student Achievement; Data and Methods
Chapter 7 Redefining What It Means to Be a Teacher: An Examination of Teacher Autonomy and Innovation in Indianapolis Charter SchoolsResearch Questions; Theoretical Claims for Autonomy and Innovation in Charter Schools; Defining Innovation in Charter Schools; Prior Research on Teacher Autonomy and Innovation in Charter Schools; Research Methods; Research Findings; Discussion; Appendix A; Appendix B; Notes; References; Chapter 8 Taking Charge of Choice: The Case and Implications of Mayoral Charter Control; Conceptual Framework: Public Policymaking Process; Methods; Results
Mayor's Office of Charter Schools: The One Best System?Discussion; Notes; References; Chapter 9 Scaling up and Sustaining Charter School Effects; Portfolio Management Models; Portfolio of Choice in Indianapolis; Questions Unresolved in Comparing School Sector Effects; Data and Methods; Results; Discussion; Notes; References; Section 3 Understanding the Context of School Choice; Chapter 10 Achievement versus Attainment: Are School Choice Evaluators Looking for Impacts in the Wrong Places?; Methods; Summary of Results; Conclusions and Policy Recommendations; Notes; References
Mean Effects and Variations across StudiesEstimated Effects for KIPP Middle Schools Are Far Higher Than for Other Charter Middle Schools; Understanding Sources of Variation across Locations, Types of Charters and Types of Students; Conclusion; Appendix A; Notes; References; Chapter 6 Innovation in Charter Schools: An Exploratory Analysis; Data and Methods; Variables; Results; Instructional Innovations Reported by Teachers; Classroom Innovations Reported by Principals; Future Research; Notes; References
Summary School Choice at the Crossroads compiles exemplary, policy-relevant research on school choice options--voucher, private, charter, and traditional public schools--as they have been implemented across the nation. Renowned contributors highlight the latest rigorous research findings and implications on school vouchers, tuition tax credits, and charter schools in states and local areas at the forefront of school choice policy. Examining national and state-level perspectives, each chapter discusses the effects of choice and vouchers on student outcomes, the processes of choice, supportive conditions of school choice programs, comparative features of school choice, and future research. This timely volume addresses whether school choice works, under what conditions, and for whom--further informing educational research, policy, and practice
Notes Chapter 11 Searching for Policies and Practices that Make Charter Schools Successful: What Can Research Tell Us?
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Subject Charter schools -- United States.
Charter schools.
Educational vouchers -- United States.
Educational vouchers.
School choice -- United States.
School choice.
Tuition tax credits -- United States
Tuition tax credits.
Charter schools.
Educational Management Organizations.
Educational vouchers.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Elementary schools.
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
John A. Schoenig.
K-12 education.
Mark Berends.
R. Joseph Waddington.
Research Perspectives.
School Choice at the Crossroads.
School choice.
Secondary schools.
Tuition tax credits.
charter schools.
educational achievement.
educational opportunity.
educational policy.
educational research.
equal opportunity learning.
magnet schools.
parental choice.
politics of education.
private schools.
public interest.
public schools.
school choice policy.
school choice.
school effectiveness.
school vouchers.
self-governing schools.
student achievement.
tax credit scholarships.
teacher autonomy.
teacher innovation.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Schoenig, John
Waddington, R. Joseph.
ISBN 0815380364