A Guide to Charter Schools: Research and Practical Advice for Educators


reviewed by Nina Buchanan - October 02, 2006

coverTitle: A Guide to Charter Schools: Research and Practical Advice for Educators
Author(s): Myron S. Kayes & Robert Maranto (Eds)
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham
ISBN: 9781578864058, Pages: 228, Year: 2006
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Myron Kayes and Robert Maranto’s edited volume, “A Guide to Charter Schools,” is designed to provide “information in an understandable form to help [stakeholders] face the challenge of running, working in or using a charter“ (p. 4). Given the purpose of the book, how might “good” be defined? Edited volumes have some distinct advantages over single-authored books such as the opportunity to include authors with specialized expertise in a variety of areas together in a single book. Another is to provide reviewed, cutting edge work to consumers more quickly than might be the case with one or two authors. The challenges, however, are to maintain a clear purpose, monitor each chapter to reduce overlap and redundancy, and carefully edit each chapter in order to ensure consistent depth and quality. Additionally, editors of “good” books organize the content in a way that assists the reader in understanding the big picture and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 02, 2006
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