ERIC Number: ED224827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Admission and Withdrawal of Elementary School Pupils to and from North York Public Schools: A Survey of Parents.
Peebles, Dorothy; And Others
Trends in student movement initiated a study regarding student withdrawals and admissions involving North York (Ontario) elementary school pupils. Telephone interviews (n=306) were conducted with parents of children withdrawn from the public school system. Questionnaires (n=316) were mailed to parents whose children were transferred into the North York system. A total of 86 questionnaires (27 percent) were returned; with the findings based on the responses of 70 parents. Loss as a consequence of non-public education was viewed as children no longer having friends in the neighborhood, and less comparable quality and variety of non-academic activities and facilities. Local schools, better academic programs, and the availability of special programs were reasons for admission to the public school system. Higher academic standards and curriculum, better discipline, and smaller classes were the most common reasons for student transfer and the most prevalent suggestions to improve the North York school system. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North York Board of Education, Willowdale (Ontario).
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