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ERIC Number: EJ1085723
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
What Strategies Do Chinese Immigrant Parents Use to Send Their Children to High-Performing Public School Districts?
School Community Journal, v25 n2 p135-152 2015
This qualitative study examines how Chinese immigrant parents perceive the importance of sending their children to a "good" school district and analyzes their strategies in doing so. Nine families from different economic and educational backgrounds participated in the study. Results show that some parents were not satisfied with children's previous schools and decided to move to higher performing school districts. Parents had different levels of economic preparation and thus used different strategies to achieve their goal. Higher income families chose to purchase homes in "good" school districts. In order to live in a "good" school district, lower income families' strategies included: purchasing a house and renting out a bedroom to reduce the economic burden, renting an affordable apartment, and living with relatives or friends. This study contributes to a better understanding of factors contributing to Chinese American students' educational experiences.
Descriptors: Chinese Americans, Immigrants, Parents, School Districts, Qualitative Research, School Choice, Public Schools, Parent Attitudes, Family Attitudes, Housing, Neighborhoods, Family Income, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Interviews, Geographic Location
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A