Publication Date

2006

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Lopez, Rosita

Degree Name

Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)

Department

Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations

LCSH

Reading (Elementary)--Illinois--Measurement||Charter schools--Illinois--Public opinion||Public schools--Illinois--Public opinion

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to compare perceptions of cultural capital between traditional public schools and charter schools. Student reading achievement is investigated as background context for the development of cultural capital. Surveys of students, parents, and teachers were conducted in two traditional public and two charter schools. These schools were all located within a ten-mile radius of each other and all had high proportions of students receiving free or reduced-cost lunches. No statistically significant differences in perceptions of cultural capital between the two types of schools were found. The investigator provides an analysis of findings and comments on possible reasons for the lack of statistical significance. Chief among these is the high mobility rate of students in all four of the schools studied.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [83]-88).

Extent

xiii, 153 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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