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ERIC Number: ED526987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 181
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1240-0968-1
School Choice Trends in the African-American Community: Why Parents Choose Faith-Based Schools
Lee, Erika C.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Bowie State University
Throughout history, parents have sought to find the ideal school environment for their children in various educational settings, including public school alternatives. African-American parents in particular have been utilizing private school options for more than 150 years, having been denied the right to a free, equal, public education. School choice options provide African-American parents with more options in terms of what school environments would best meet the needs of their children academically, socially, and emotionally. The purpose of this study is to analyze the impact of parents' social class, level of parental involvement, and perceptions of public schools on their selection of faith-based schools within the African-American community. Secondary data collected from the Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey of the 2003 National Household Education Survey Program will be analyzed to determine if there is a relationship between the independent and dependent variables of the research study. The findings from this research study would provide valuable information to both the public and private school communities in regards to African-American parents and their rationale for seeking public school alternatives, specifically, faith-based schools. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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