Respuestas estratégicas de las escuelas a la competencia en áreas urbanas segregadas: Evolución de la localización de las escuelas en el área metropolitana de Detroit

Translated title of the contribution: School's strategic responses to competition in segregated urban areas: Patterns in school locations in metropolitan Detroit

Charisse Gulosino, Christopher Lubienski

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Abstract

School choice is intended to leverage competition between schools to produce better educational opportunities for disadvantaged students. Yet we know very little about how competition impacts entire populations of schools of different types in distributing educational options across segregated social landscapes. We draw on theories from the literatures on institutional environment, organizational behavior, and positioning strategies to investigate how different types of schools (public, private, and charters) respond to market competition within Metropolitan Detroit's highly competitive and segregated environment. Mapping illustrates patterns of school types that have opened, relocated, and closed relative to socioeconomic and demographic neighborhood contexts. Our analysis explores the location incentive of high vacancy rate as proxy for affordable spaces suitable for new schools. Findings suggest that competitive incentives have similar effects on different types of organizations.

Translated title of the contributionSchool's strategic responses to competition in segregated urban areas: Patterns in school locations in metropolitan Detroit
Original languageSpanish
JournalEducation Policy Analysis Archives
Volume19
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Choice
  • Competition
  • GIS
  • Mapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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