ERIC Number: ED431050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
School Choice in Urban America: Magnet Schools and the Pursuit of Equity. Critical Issues in Educational Leadership Series.
Smrekar, Claire; Goldring, Ellen
The policies and practices that shape magnet schools are examined, and the meaning and importance of magnet schools are explored. The chapters are: (1) "School Choice in the Public Arena"; (2) "The Context of Magnet Schools: The Policies and Politics of Desegregation in Cincinnati and St. Louis"; (3) "Magnet Schools and the Social Context of School Choice"; (4) "Community or Anonymity? Patterns of Parent Involvement and Family-School Interactions in Magnet Schools"; (5) "Magnet School Teachers and Their Workplace"; and (6)"Rethinking Our Choices." Three appendixes discuss the research methodology and the variables constructed from survey questionnaires and contain the interview guide for parents. (Contains 3 figures, 11 tables, and 139 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Magnet Schools, Parent Participation, Public Schools, School Choice, Urban Schools
Teachers College Press, P.O. Box 20, Williston, VT 05495-0020; Tel: 800-576-6566 (Toll Free); Fax: 802-864-7626 (paperback: ISBN-0-8077-3838-X; clothbound: ISBN-0-8077-3929-8).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: N/A