Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ded)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Jack McKay

Second Advisor

Dr. Laura Schulte

Third Advisor

Dr. Neal Topp

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Larry Dlugosh


The purpose of this study was to explore the process of parental choice when two educational programs were offered at one building site. This qualitative case study sought to determine if patterns exist in the parental choice process. Three main areas of (1) investigation, (2) decision-making and (3) verification were the focus of the study.


A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska in Partial Fulfillment of Requir3ements for the Degree of Doctor of Education

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