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ERIC Number: EJ605815
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
'I Heard It on the Grapevine': 'Hot' Knowledge and School Choice.
Ball, Stephen J.; Vincent, Carol
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v19 n3 p377-400 Sep 1998
Analyzes the patterns and variations of "grapevining," or social networks, through interviews with 172 parents who were in the process of choosing secondary schools for their children. Finds that there are three types of parent responses to using the grapevine as a means for school choice: (1) suspicion; (2) doubt; and (3) acceptance. (CMK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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