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Handbook of Research on Character and Leadership Development in Military Schools
Institution chartered and funded largely by the state or local government. However, ownership is similar to private school in that they are individually or corporate in nature.
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Two Hundred and Twenty Years of American Military Schools
John Alfred Coulter (Tapestry Solutions, Inc., USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6636-7.ch001
The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of the history of American military schools starting with the establishment of the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1802 through the expansion of the concept in purpose and educational level to 2020. The development of the military school model has its hero with Sylvanus Thayer of West Point. The expansion was led by Alden Partridge, Francis H. Smith, and Stephen B. Luce, who helped bring military schools to state higher education, maritime education, and private secondary education. The political, economic, and cultural challenges that faced military schools more than once caused significant numbers of schools to close, the most dramatically during and after the Vietnam War. However, since that time there has occurred a resurgence with advancements made into the field of charter schools, public education, and co-education. The chapter also illustrates examples of prominent political leaders and the military contributions in the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Gulf War.
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A publicly-funded school that operates independently of the local school district.
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Improving Workforce Education Learning Outcomes: Lessons from Soviet Educator A. S. Makarenko
A school that is independent of the local public school system yet still receives public funding.
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K-12 Schools and Online Learning
Independent public school created by teachers, parents, and others with approval of the governing state to create an alternative choice for students seeking a program that matches their educational interests and/or needs.
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A School Model for Developing Access to Higher Education for African American: Social Capital and School Choice
A school subsidized by public funds that operates independently based on an established agreement that allows the school to create a program to meet students’ needs.
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