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ERIC Number: EJ1120474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0972
The Social Geography of Choice: Neighborhoods' Role in Students' Navigation of School Choice Policy in Chicago
Phillippo, Kate L.; Griffin, Briellen
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v48 n5 p668-695 Dec 2016
This study extends research on school choice policy, and on the geography of educational opportunity, by exploring how students understand their school choices and select from them within social-geographical space. Using a conceptual framework that draws from situated social cognition and recent research on neighborhood effects, this study explores the experiences of 36 students seeking admission to high school in Chicago Public Schools, a large urban district that offered 130 high school options the year of data collection. Our findings reveal that students' choice processes were geographically specific, and mirrored spatial patterns of power and privilege in Chicago. This article concludes with a discussion of findings' implications for socially and spatially equitable school choice policy, and for subsequent research on the geography of educational opportunity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)
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