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Handbook of Research on School Choice

Authored by: Mark Berends , Matthew G. Springer , Dale Ballou , Herbert J. Walberg , Ann Primus

Print publication date:  April  2009
Online publication date:  May  2009

Print ISBN: 9780805862232
eBook ISBN: 9780203881781
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780203881781
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Since the early 1990s when the nation?s first charter school was opened in Minneapolis, the scope and availability of school-based options to parents has steadily expanded. No longer can public education be characterized as a monopoly. Sponsored by the National Center on School Choice (NCSC), this handbook makes readily available the most rigorous and policy-relevant research on K-12 school choice. Coverage includes charters, vouchers, home schooling, magnet schools, cyber schools, and other forms of choice, with the ultimate goal of defining the current state of this evolving field of research, policy, and practice.

Key Features include:

Comprehensive ? this is the first book to provide a comprehensive review of what is known about the major forms of school choice from multiple perspectives: historical, political, economic, legal, methodological, and international. It also includes work on the governance, structure, process, effectiveness, and costs of school choice.

Readable ? the editors and authors have taken care to translate rigorous research findings into comprehensible prose accessible to a broad range of readers.

International ? in addition to thorough coverage of domestic research, the volume also draws on international and comparative studies of choice in foreign countries.

Expertise ? the National Center on School Choice (NCSC) is a consortium that is headquartered at Vanderbilt University and includes the following partners: Brookings Institution, Brown University, Harvard University, National Bureau of Economic Research, Northwest Evaluation Association, and Stanford University.

This book is suitable for researchers, faculty and graduate students in education policy studies, politics of education, and social foundations of education. It should also be of interest to inservice administrators and policy makers.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Political Perspectives on School Choice Download PDF
Chapter  2:  An Economic Perspective on School Choice Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Social Perspectives on School Choice Download PDF
Chapter  4:  A Legal Perspective on School Choice Download PDF
Chapter  5:  International Perspectives on School Choice Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Perspectives on Charter Schools Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Politics and Governance in Charter Schools Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Charter School Law Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Social Context of Charter Schools Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Charter School Finance Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Competitive Effects of Charter Schools on Traditional Public Schools Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Charter School Outcomes Download PDF
Chapter  13:  An International Perspective on Publicly-Financed, Privately-Operated Schools Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Voucher Impacts Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Voucher Politics and Governance Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Voucher Law Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Social Context of Vouchers Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Voucher Finance Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Voucher Outcomes Download PDF
Chapter  20:  An International Perspective on School Vouchers Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Perspectives on Magnet Schools Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Legal Aspects of Magnet Schools Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Social Context of Magnet Schools Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Magnet School Outcomes Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Perspectives on Private Schools Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Private Schools in Education Markets Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Perspectives on Elite Boarding Schools Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Perspectives on Catholic Schools Download PDF
Chapter  29:  An International Perspective on Private Schools Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Perspectives on Homeschooling Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Perspectives on Cyber and Homeschool Charters Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Perspectives on Educational Management Organizations Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Supplemental Educational Services Under No Child Left Behind Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Education Tax Credits Download PDF
Contributors Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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