Continuing to exercise choice after selecting a school: Insights into parent-decision making in local education markets in Nepal
International Journal of Educational Development Volume 37, Number 1, ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
This paper analyzes how parents continue to engage with schooling after their initial selection, using parent survey and focus group data collected in two urbanized districts in Nepal in 2011. I find substantial heterogeneity within and between public and private schools in parental participation. In particular, the parents who chose smaller private schools had stronger engagement with the school and their children, were more likely to voice their concerns, and consequently were more satisfied. In contrast, parents in below average public schools were more likely to express dissatisfaction but had limited interactions with schools to remedy their concerns.
Joshi, P. (2014). Continuing to exercise choice after selecting a school: Insights into parent-decision making in local education markets in Nepal. International Journal of Educational Development, 37(1), 57-67. Elsevier Ltd.