Proud to be Different: Ethnocentric Niche Charter Schools in America

Proud to be Different: Ethnocentric Niche Charter Schools in America


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ISBN-13: 9781475806205
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 01/11/2014
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Robert Fox, Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Hawaii, has — in the last fifteen years — developed an international reputation as a school choice scholar. In 2004, along with co-Editor Nina Buchanan, he coined the term “ethnocentric charter schools.” In 2012, he was invited to lead a team which produced The Line Between Cultural Education and Religious Education: Do Ethnocentric Niche Charter Schools Have a Prayer? for Reviews of Research in Education. Fox is Chair of the American Education Research Association’s School Choice Special Interest Group, a Consulting Editor of the Journal of School Choice and co-Chairs the International Research Conference on School Choice and Reform which takes place every January in Florida.

Nina Buchanan, an educational psychologist, is a Professor Emerita from the University of Hawaii. She has taught in grades kindergarten through graduate school students and is a founder of the West Hawaii Explorations Academy Public Charter School, a distinguished award-winning grades 6-12 school situated in the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii. She is a nationally recognized expert who has published articles on school choice, project-based learning and gifted and talented education.

Table of Contents

The Growth of Ethnocentric Charter Schools
Robert A. Fox and Nina K. Buchanan

Chapter One
Kua O Ka Lā: A Hawaiian Culturally-Focused Charter School
Nina K. Buchanan, Robert A. Fox,
Susan L. Osborne and C. Puanani Wilhelm

Chapter Two
Restoring Native American Culture and Language through Public Education
Mark Blitz

Chapter Three
A Model for Educating African-American Students
Tanikiaa Orange and Sharroky Hollie

Chapter Four
A Case Study of Helenic Classical Charter School
Charisse Gulosino

Chapter Five
Immigrant Advantage: What Makes Does Science Academy Fly?
Robert Maranto, Kaan Camuz and John Franklin

Chapter Six
A Somali School in Minneapolis
Letitia E. Basford and Heather Megarry Traeger

Chapter Seven
A New Approach to Educating Latino English Language Learners
Brenda Martinez and Mark Blitz

Chapter Eight
Ethnocentric Niche Charter Schools: A View Through Legal and Policy Lenses
Suzanne E. Eckes and Kari A. M. Carr

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