ERIC Number: ED187027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Student Choice and Denial in a Public School of Choice.
This paper reports on the commitments to school of two groups of high school juniors and seniors: self-affiliated students who were responsible for the choice of the school they attended and compelled students who were forced by their parents to attend their school when they actively desired to attend another school. A sample of 19 compelled students and 21 self-affiliated students was surveyed. Results showed that self-affiliated students show greater commitment towards their school as a formal organization, including its behavioral and academic expectations and its extracurricular activities. The report provides an analysis of case studies, based on student interviews, of the school accommodation strategies and resulting behavior of students in both groups. The paper concludes that allowing choice to upper level high school students can have positive outcomes for both the individual student and the organization. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: School Choice
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).