In this institutional ethnographic study of parents' experiences of school choice programs in a large urban district in California in the late 1990s, André-Bechely (education, California State U.) incorporates critical and feminist theoretical and methodological perspectives in order to explain the constraints and choices available to parents. Her primary goal is to explain how schools and educational institutions put parents in positions in which making what they perceive to be the best decision for their children can aid in inequitable outcomes for other parents' children and the gender, race, and class factors that play a role in this institutional positioning of parents. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
About the Author
Lois Andre-Bechely is Assistant Professor, Educational Foundations, California State University, Los Angeles.