ERIC Number: EJ578475
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Sector Differences in High School Course Taking: A Private School or Catholic School Effect?
Lee, Valerie E.; Chow-Hoy, Todd K.; Burkam, David T.; Geverdt, Douglas; Smerdon, Becky A.
Sociology of Education, v71 n4 p314-35 Oct 1998
Investigates the influence of attending public, Catholic, or independent secondary schools on students' choices to take mathematics courses. Finds that private school students took more advanced mathematics courses; however, finds that Catholic schools influence students' choices strongly and that they have the most equitable social distribution of course taking. (DSK)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Course Selection (Students), Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Institutional Characteristics, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Private Schools, Public Schools, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Student Educational Objectives, Student Interests
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED546116