Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Camino Nuevo Charter Academy's impact on the Westlake neighborhood through a focus on social justice
by Healy, Mark Ben, Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2016, 106; 10240696
Abstract (Summary)

This study focuses on one charter school in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy's Burlington Campus. The purpose of this study is to better understand how staff and parents at Camino Nuevo Charter School understand the term social justice. I also seek to understand how parents and staff members have interpreted Camino Nuevo Charter Academy’s focus on social justice and how they have seen it influence the community.

As the perception of the school’s impact is closely tied to its stakeholders’ opinions, I will largely base my findings on data collected from interviews with staff and parents. Findings will look to understand commonalities and differences between the views of these stakeholders. Understanding the political issues (city, state and federal) that charter schools have needed to negotiate will also inform my findings of how well Camino Nuevo Charter Academy has been able to keep a focus on social justice. As the Burlington Campus enters its sixteenth year of operation and has opened seven other campuses using the best practices from the Burlington campus, my research will help the organization further understand its impact based on stakeholder feedback.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Quinn, Rand
Commitee: Campano, Gerald, Nabors Olah, Leslie K.
School: University of Pennsylvania
Department: Educational and Organizational Leadership
School Location: United States -- Pennsylvania
Source: DAI-A 78/05(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational sociology, Educational evaluation, Educational leadership
Keywords: Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, Charter schools, Social justice, Stakeholder feedback
Publication Number: 10240696
ISBN: 978-1-369-46882-3
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