The use of geographical information systems in assessing spatial and socio‐economic impacts of parental choice

G. Higgs, S. D. White

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Previous studies in parental choice have examined the nature of so‐called pull and push factors and the nature of the decision‐making process facing parents when deciding upon a secondary school for their children. A review of the literature has revealed that there are spatial aspects of parental choice which have largely been neglected by educational researchers. This paper highlights a number of education‐based studies which have utilized spatial management techniques (such as geographical information systems) and proposes a research agenda for future work with the specific remit of examining the changing role of parental choice in the United Kingdom educational system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-48
Number of pages22
JournalResearch Papers in Education
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1997

Keywords

  • Education Reform Act (1988)
  • Geographical information systems
  • School catchment areas
  • Spatia limpacts of parental choice
  • Spatial analysis and education

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The use of geographical information systems in assessing spatial and socio‐economic impacts of parental choice'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this