ERIC Number: ED192190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Reasons Why Students Transfer. Research Report 80-01.
Hunter, Susanne; And Others
When transferring into Vancouver secondary schools, students complete a "Choice of Schools Request Form," indicating basic demographic data and reasons for the transfer request. Comments from those who talk to transferees, however, raise questions as to the veracity of the information on the forms. Secondary school transfer applicants and their parents were surveyed to identify reasons for transferring. Both students and parents learned about different schools mainly from friends and family. Students transferred to schools to be with friends, satisfy their parents, get a "fresh start," enter particular programs, or attend schools with higher academic standards. Students transferred away because they were moving, disliked the school or classmates, or were expelled. Transferring to a school because the "discipline was more strict" was a reason given frequently by parents, but never given by students. (The appendices contain the sample questionnaires, results of the surveys, and a comparison of student and parent opinions.) (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vancouver Board of School Trustees (British Columbia). Education Services Group.
Identifiers: British Columbia (Vancouver)