School Catchments and Pupil Movements: A case study in parental choice

@article{Parsons2000SchoolCA,
  title={School Catchments and Pupil Movements: A case study in parental choice},
  author={Ed Parsons and Brian S. Chalkley and Allan Jones},
  journal={Educational Studies},
  year={2000},
  volume={26},
  pages={33 - 48}
}
Although parental choice of secondary schools is a subject of considerable public and academic interest, there has been relatively little research on the extent to which choice is undermining the traditional role of geographically defined school catchments. This paper, therefore, uses data provided by a case-study local education authority to examine the nature and scale of pupil flows across catchment boundaries. It does so by adopting a form of Geographic Information System as the principal… 
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