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ERIC Number: ED151935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Policy Implications for School Districts Affording Public School Options: A Case Study of Results of School Choice in One Community.
Uchitelle, Susan
This paper examines the policy implications of school choice opportunites in the public sector, based on a study of the school choice behavior of a group of public school parents residing in areas where they were permitted to choose which of two dissimilar schools their child would attend. Data were gathered through interviews with 48 mothers who were either new to the community or whose eldest child had just entered school. Parents' involvement in the choice of their child's school and the criteria they used were examined, and the results of these choice opportunities were analyzed. Findings of the study indicated that for school choice opportunity to work equitably and effectively, parents must be fully informed of their options, and the schools must be willing to develop solutions to the problems resulting from school choice without subverting the right of parental choice and the sovereignty of parental decision-making. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Ontario, March 27-31, 1978)