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ERIC Number: ED010405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 130
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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MEASURES OF CHILD INVOLVEMENT AND ALIENATION FROM THE SCHOOL PROGRAM.
RHEA, BUFORD; AND OTHERS
STUDENTS FROM TWO HIGH SCHOOLS WERE SURVEYED TO GATHER INFORMATION ABOUT ALIENATION AND INVOLVEMENT IN SCHOOL. A LITERATURE SEARCH REVEALED A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF STUDIES ON THE SUBJECT. BOTH TAPE-RECORDED INTERVIEWS AND QUESTIONNAIRES WERE USED FOR DATA COLLECTION. QUESTIONNAIRES USED WERE (1) FILL-IN, MULTIPLE CHOICE, AND FORCED CHOICE ITEMS, (2) LETTER GRADING OF SCHOOL CHARACTERISTICS, AND (3) A NUMERICALLY SCALED AGREEMENT-DISAGREEMENT FORM. THE FINDINGS INDICATED NO EVIDENCE OF ANY LARGE-SCALE ALIENATION. STUDENTS APPEARED TO VALUE THEIR EDUCATION, HOWEVER, PRIMARILY IN TERMS OF INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE AT THE EXPENSE OF SUBSTANTIVE INVOLVEMENTS. AN ACCEPTANCE OF THE EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT WAS OBSERVED, BUT WITH A PREEMINENT DESIRE FOR GETTING THROUGH SCHOOL AND FOR GOING ON TO COLLEGE. LITTLE INTEREST WAS EXPRESSED FOR SOCIOLOGICAL EXPERIENCES WHICH THE HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM PRESUMABLY COULD AFFORD. (GC)
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Authoring Institution: Boston Coll., Chestnut Hill, MA.
Identifiers: MASSACHUSETTS; Massachusetts (Chestnut Hill)