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Parental multi-meanings of school choice : a narrative, phenomenological case study, by Lori Marie Mann

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Parental multi-meanings of school choice : a narrative, phenomenological case study
Title
Parental multi-meanings of school choice
Title remainder
a narrative, phenomenological case study
Statement of responsibility
by Lori Marie Mann
Creator
Contributor
Author
Degree supervisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The purpose of this narrative, phenomenological, case study was to develop a thick, rich description of the deeper meanings of school choice for parents at a Midwestern, midsize suburban public middle school. Parental school choice was defined as the untold, multifaceted understanding of values, beliefs, and the underlying personal preference regarding schools to discover meaning. The traditions of narratology, phenomenology, and case study were utilized to capture the voices of parents to understand the meaning of the phenomenon. The goal of this research was to share this information with school district leaders as it could, (a) help identify why parents are making school choice decisions, (b) identify resources parents utilized to make choice decisions, and (c) to understand the attributes parents were looking for in a school and why they specifically chose this particular district/school. In knowing this information school district leaders could use this knowledge to market their district and use the data to inform policy and practices. For the survey and narratives, data were analyzed using the process of a generic coding process that constituted identifying themes and subthemes. Transcendental phenomenology and cross-case analysis were used to analyze interviews. Findings from the surveys, narratives, and interviews themes suggested that the districts will want to gather their own data on what choice means, keep a focus on continuous student achievement, disseminate current school information to the public, and in particular develop positive partnerships with real estate agents to ensure new parents are provided accurate information about the school district. These findings revealed a real need for educational leaders to manage district growth and keep a small town feel, while maintaining low teacher-student ratios. The need to keep district and building-level websites current with data parents were looking for, as well as for districts to consider inter-district and intra-district student transfer opportunities also came to light. The experiences of the participants were from a privileged background, but equity for all students is something for which we continue to strive
Cataloging source
UMK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mann, Lori Marie
Degree
Ed.D.
Dissertation note
(School of Education).
Dissertation year
2014.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Friend, Jennifer Ingrid
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School choice
Label
Parental multi-meanings of school choice : a narrative, phenomenological case study, by Lori Marie Mann
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Education."
  • Advisor: Jennifer Friend
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-202)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Literature review -- Research and design methodology -- Results: the story behind the data -- Implications and recommendations -- Appendix A. Consent to participate in a research study -- Appendix B. Participant survey -- Appendix C. Narrative prompt -- Appendix D. Semi-structured, open-ended interview guide -- Appendix E. Consent form for narratives and interviews
Control code
910748448
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (204 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910748448
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Parental multi-meanings of school choice : a narrative, phenomenological case study, by Lori Marie Mann
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Education."
  • Advisor: Jennifer Friend
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-202)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Literature review -- Research and design methodology -- Results: the story behind the data -- Implications and recommendations -- Appendix A. Consent to participate in a research study -- Appendix B. Participant survey -- Appendix C. Narrative prompt -- Appendix D. Semi-structured, open-ended interview guide -- Appendix E. Consent form for narratives and interviews
Control code
910748448
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (204 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910748448
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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