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Varför väljer föräldrar en kristen friskola?
Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to illustrate the ideas that have influenced parents' choice of a Christian private school and how parents justify their choices. The essay also aims to examine the expectations that parents have in the schools, as well as the pros and cons as they consider private school compared to other schools.

My study is based on qualitative data collected through interviews with parents who have chosen to place one or more of their children in a specific Christian private school. Using a qualitative approach has made it possible for me to get a deeper understanding of this investigation. I have also used the previous research on this field and theoretical starting points to explain and connect to my inquiry as Maslow's hierarchy of needs and the school Weber document types and identity in a multicultural society.

The study shows that parents seek to or from the public school due to various reasons. To seek out a Christian private school depends on different reasons. These are the Christian profile and values that the school has, the mother tongue, the school's language targeting, school and class size, integration or segregation, support in the upbringing of the children, secularism, bullying as a reason to select (and deselect) a school. It also describes the parents' perceptions and expectations on this Christian private school.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
Christian private school, religious private schools, parents, school choice
Keyword [sv]
kristna friskolor, religiösa friskolor, föräldrar, skolval
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18008OAI: diva2:588751
Subject / course
Education Studies
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-01-16 Created: 2013-01-15 Last updated: 2013-01-16Bibliographically approved

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