Best Practices for Nonprofit Charter Schools Accountability: A Case Study of American YouthWorks
|dc.contributor.author||Flores, Christian P. ( )|
|dc.identifier.citation||Flores, C. P. (2010). Best practices for nonprofit charter school accountability: A case study of American YouthWorks. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.|
Purpose: The purpose of this applied research project is to develop a best practice model for nonprofit charter school accountability, and to gauge how closely American YouthWorks compares to the practical ideal type. American YouthWorks is an award-winning nonprofit charter school in Austin, Texas, and was chosen for this study to gauge the feasibility of implementing a best practices model. A review of the literature has identified four key components for the best practices model: Mission-Based Accountability, Ethical Culture, Financial Practices, and Performance Measures.
Methodology: A conceptual framework is developed from the components of the best practices model of nonprofit charter school accountability. A case study research design incorporates a structured face-to-face interview to identify how closely American YouthWorkds measures to the best practice model for nonprofit accountability. Responses to the structured interview questions are measured using a scoring system. Pertinent documents are reviewed in order to supplement the structured interview.
Findings: Generally, American YouthWorks exceeds standards delineated in the best practices nonprofit charter school accountability model. However, the organization could improve accountability standards by incorporating a few additional best practices.
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|dc.source||An Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University-San Marcos, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Fall 2010.|
|dc.title||Best Practices for Nonprofit Charter Schools Accountability: A Case Study of American YouthWorks||en_US|