Orfield, Gary, "Choice Theories and the Schools," pp. 37-66 in Gary Orfield and Erica Frankenberg and Associates, Educational Delusions? Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make Schools Fair. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2013.


Gary Orfield


Spells out and compares the different assumptions behind the Market Theory and the Integration Theory of Choice in American education; discusses their effects on reducing inequality; see related article pp. 255-270.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Enrollment Changes-Implications


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