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ERIC Number: ED071153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
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Family Choice in Schooling, A Case Study: Intradistrict Student Transfers, Eugene, Oregon.
Sonnenfeld, David
This report presents the findings of a student transfer study that attempted to determine the socioeconomic characteristics of parents requesting transfers, the reasons for these requests, the frequency of transfers to different schools, parents' sources of information about transfer possibilities, parents' satisfaction with their children's school situations, and the change in the homogeneity of students as a result of transfers. Findings indicate that (1) the transfer policy has been utilized primarily by high socioeconomic status parents; (2) parents most often requested student transfers at the time of relocation to allow their children to remain in the schools they had previously attended, to place their children in particular schools' programs, or to have their children attending schools whose locations were preferable; (3) school officials, guidance counselors, friends, and central office personnel were most frequently the sources of information about the transfers; (4) parents were largely satisfied with their children's present school situations; and (5) data was insufficient to determine whether students in the district had become more or less homogeneously grouped as a result of the transfers. (Author/DN)
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Sponsor: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Office of Scientific and Scholarly Research.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon