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ERIC Number: EJ840589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1558-2159
Parental Motivation in School Choice: Seeking the Competitive Edge
Bosetti, Lynn; Pyryt, Michael C.
Journal of School Choice, v1 n4 p89-108 2007
Concerned that public schooling leads to mediocrity rather than meritocracy, many middle-class parents are seeking other options such as private schools, alternative public schools, and charter schools to develop their children's academic, creative, and athletic talents. Based on a mixed method investigation of school choice among parents (N = 1,871) in the two largest cities in the Province of Alberta, this paper examines the logic, values, and concerns that inform parental decision-making and the impact of social class differentiation in the process of selection of elementary schools. Issues surrounding the placement of gifted students in various school options are discussed. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada