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The Role of Educational Philosophy in School Choice

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Material Information

Title: The Role of Educational Philosophy in School Choice A Study of Montessori, Waldorf, and Traditional Private School Parents
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Buie, Jessica Campbell
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Alternative Education
Sociology of Education
School Choice
Socialization
Montessori Education
Waldorf Education
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: My thesis examines the factors that motivate parents' choice of school for their first graders. I look at three types of schools: a Montessori school, a Waldorf school, and a traditional private school. I focus particularly on the role that educational philosophy plays in school choice, and on parents' perceptions of the socialization aspect of education. In order to explore this topic, I conducted semi-structured interviews with seventeen first grade parents. I found that, on the whole, parents seemed to seek out the school that they felt was the "best fit" for their child. Often educational philosophy was an important component in determining which school was the "best fit", but usually it was not the only factor or the most significant factor for parents. While parents from all three schools tended to consider some of the same types of factors in selecting a school, I did find that certain unique school choice factors were particularly salient for each of my three groups of parents.
Statement of Responsibility: by Jessica Campbell Buie
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Hernandez, Sarah

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 B9
System ID: NCFE003745:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003745/00001

Material Information

Title: The Role of Educational Philosophy in School Choice A Study of Montessori, Waldorf, and Traditional Private School Parents
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Buie, Jessica Campbell
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Alternative Education
Sociology of Education
School Choice
Socialization
Montessori Education
Waldorf Education
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: My thesis examines the factors that motivate parents' choice of school for their first graders. I look at three types of schools: a Montessori school, a Waldorf school, and a traditional private school. I focus particularly on the role that educational philosophy plays in school choice, and on parents' perceptions of the socialization aspect of education. In order to explore this topic, I conducted semi-structured interviews with seventeen first grade parents. I found that, on the whole, parents seemed to seek out the school that they felt was the "best fit" for their child. Often educational philosophy was an important component in determining which school was the "best fit", but usually it was not the only factor or the most significant factor for parents. While parents from all three schools tended to consider some of the same types of factors in selecting a school, I did find that certain unique school choice factors were particularly salient for each of my three groups of parents.
Statement of Responsibility: by Jessica Campbell Buie
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Hernandez, Sarah

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 B9
System ID: NCFE003745:00001

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