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Shane, Erik; Maldonado, Nancy L.; Lacey, Candace H.; Thompson, Steve D. – Journal of School Choice, 2008
Some parents choose to send their children to military-style boarding schools for a variety of reasons. Abundant scholarly literature addresses traditional boarding schools. Far less is available addressing the choice of military boarding schools as an educational option. This qualitative study investigates why parents send their sons to military…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, College Preparation, Boarding Schools, Ideology
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McClain, Margy – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: This article explores the experiences of one Mexican American family as they make a key curriculum choice for their 9-year-old son. Relatively little attention has been paid to parents' beliefs, attitudes, and, in particular, experiences as they actively engage in--and sometimes affect--their children's schooling. Parents'…
Descriptors: Parochial Schools, Mexican Americans, Parent Participation, Ethnography
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Yamada, Sylvia – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
Meeting the needs of gifted students is challenging even in traditional contexts and settings. Well-known issues include a limited choice of schools, underrepresentation of certain populations, and, often, the lack of facilities and support for high-ability students. Imagine, then, the further complexities of high-ability Third Culture Kids (TCKs)…
Descriptors: Gifted, School Choice, Student Mobility, Cultural Influences
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Park, Yoonjung; Lee-Kim, Jennie; Killen, Melanie; Park, Kyoungja; Kim, Jihyun – Social Development, 2012
Korean children's evaluations of parental restrictions of children's activities based on gender stereotypic expectations were investigated. Third and sixth grade Korean (N = 128) children evaluated scenarios in which a boy or girl desired to play ballet or soccer. Participants used stereotypes to support children's desires to play…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Sex Stereotypes, Foreign Countries, Peer Relationship
Hazelwood, Bruce Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Discussions about sports continue to permeate the news and political realms and may prove to be a useful but underutilized tool to teach difficult subjects like race, gender, and sexuality. However, most scholarly work on sport focuses on a specific systemic inequality within a sport and/or how an issue affects sport and thus are sociological in…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Athletics, Higher Education, College Students
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Pedder, David; Opfer, V. Darleen – Curriculum Journal, 2010
This article focuses on the planning and organisation of teachers' continuous professional development as part of the nationally representative "Schools and Continuing Professional Development in England--State of the Nation" research study (SoNS), commissioned by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA). Thematic analysis…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Qualitative Research, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
Shane, Erik; Maldonado, Nancy; Lacey, Candace H.; Thompson, Steve D. – Online Submission, 2007
Amid various educational options, there are certain groups of parents who choose to send their children to military-styled boarding schools. There is abundant scholarly literature addressing traditional boarding schools but a paucity of extant, relevant literature specific to the choice of military boarding schools as an educational option. This…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Boarding Schools, Military Schools, Decision Making
Jackson, Camille – Teaching Tolerance, 2010
Third-grader Jaime of Denver, Colorado, was having a hard time concentrating in school. The son of Mexican immigrants, he had learned to speak English perfectly in his dual-language public school, but reading and writing was another story. When her mother knew about Cesar Chavez Academy, a new tuition-free charter school where the majority of…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Mexican Americans, Second Language Learning, Educational Experience
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Toppino, Thomas C.; Cohen, Michael S.; Davis, Meghan L.; Moors, Amy C. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2009
The authors clarify the source of a conflict between previous findings related to metacognitive control over the distribution of practice. In a study by L. Son (2004), learners were initially presented pairs of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) vocabulary words and their common synonyms for 1 s, after which they chose to study the pair again…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Vocabulary, Difficulty Level, Test Items
Nocella, Anthony J., II, Ed.; Parmar, Priya, Ed.; Stovall, David, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2018
The school-to-prison pipeline is a national concern, from the federal to local governments, and a leading topic in conversations in the field of urban education and juvenile justice. "From Education to Incarceration: Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline" is a ground-breaking book that exposes the school system's direct relationship…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, School Role
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Long, Mark C.; Conger, Dylan – American Journal of Education, 2013
This article documents evidence of nonrandom gender sorting across K-12 schools in the United States. The sorting exists among coed schools and at all grade levels, and it is highest in the secondary school grades. We observe some gender sorting across school sectors and types: for instance, males are slightly underrepresented in private schools…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Enrollment Trends, Public Schools, Charter Schools
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Llewellyn, Gwynnyth; McConnell, David; Gething, Lindsay; Cant, Rosemary; Kendig, Hal – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2010
Background: Older parent-carers in Australia are the subject of increasing policy and practice attention due to concerns about their ongoing ability to care in the light of their own ageing and the ageing of their adult son or daughter. This paper examines health status and the coping strategies of a group of older Australian parents caring for an…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Coping, Parents, Foreign Countries
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Schuette, Christine; Killen, Melanie – Early Education and Development, 2009
Research Findings: The goal of this study was to analyze children's (N = 120) evaluations about parental decisions regarding gender-stereotypic household family activities. Children at 5, 8, and 10 years of age were individually interviewed. Contrary to prevailing findings, the majority of children used stereotypic expectations and…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Housework, Children, Assignments
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ter Bogt, Tom F. M.; Delsing, Marc J. M. H.; van Zalk, Maarten; Christenson, Peter G.; Meeus, Wim H. J. – Social Forces, 2011
In this article, the continuity in music taste from parents to their children is discussed via a multi-actor design. In our models music preferences of 325 adolescents and both their parents were linked, with parental and adolescent educational level as covariates. Parents' preferences for different types of music that had been popular when they…
Descriptors: Music Education, Rock Music, Daughters, Parents
WERTS, CHARLES E. – 1967
FATHER'S OCCUPATION WAS COMPARED WITH SON'S CAREER CHOICE FOR A SAMPLE OF 76,015 MALE, COLLEGE FRESHMEN. RESULTS INDICATED THAT CERTAIN TYPES OF FATHERS' OCCUPATIONS WERE ASSOCIATED WITH SIMILAR TYPES OF CAREER CHOICES BY SONS. BOYS WHOSE FATHERS WERE IN SCIENTIFIC OCCUPATIONS (ENGINEERS, MILITARY OFFICERS, ARCHITECTS, BIOLOGISTS, CHEMISTS, AND…
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Freshmen, Males, Parent Background
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