The Jewish Day School Market Place: The Attitudes of Jewish Parents in General London and the South-east Towards Formal Education

By Oliver Valins

Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR), December 31, 2003

This report provides a detailed analysis of the characteristics of 840 Jewish parents living in Greater London and the South-east and their attitudes towards the education of their children. The report finds that at the primary level, most Jewish parents opt for general independent schools, followed by Jewish state-sector schools as the second option. The study also finds that parents have a high level of general education and above-average income levels. However, those parents who sent at least one of their children to a Jewish school earned less on average and had few general education qualifications than the rest of the sample of Jewish parents. The report also finds that parents tended to rate quality of teaching, academic standards and school ethos as the most important factors in choosing a school. They also supported the idea of non-Jewish schools most strongly, providing they had sufficient Jewish pupils.

Topic: Day Schools, Education, Survey, Family, Public Opinion

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Genre: Report

Coverage: London, England , United Kingdom

Language: English

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Valins, Oliver. The Jewish Day School Market Place: The Attitudes of Jewish Parents in General London and the South-east Towards Formal Education. Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR). 31 December 2003: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4402


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