Motives that attract parents to send their children to curriculum laboratory schools and students' satisfaction with the services provided

Çelik, Nehir Taşkın
The aim of this study was to identify the reasons of parents̕ preferring Curriculum Laboratory Schools (CLSs) for their children̕s education and to investigate whether the students attending Curriculum Laboratory Schools are satisfied with the physical, instructional and social opportunities (services) offered at these schools. The sample of the study consisted of 440 seventh grade students and 14 parents from seven curriculum laboratory schools in the province of Ankara. Two instruments were used for data collection; interview questions for parents and a questionnaire for students. To analyze quantitative data, descriptive statistics such as frequency analyses and percentages were conducted. The open-ended questions in the parents̕ interview were analyzed through content analysis. The results indicated that parents preferred these schools for several reasons including convenient location, technological opportunities, physical conditions and instructional opportunities. However, the availability of the opportunities was not as defined in the CLS model. Nevertheless, the students who were attending CLSs were moderately to highly satisfied with the services provided in the CLSs.


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Citation Formats
N. T. Çelik, “Motives that attract parents to send their children to curriculum laboratory schools and students’ satisfaction with the services provided,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2005.