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ERIC Number: ED010838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 413
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Reference Count: 0
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SOCIAL FACTORS IN EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AND ASPIRATIONS AMONG NEGRO ADOLESCENTS, VOLUME II. SURVEY STUDY.
CRAMER, M. RICHARD; AND OTHERS
THE EDUCATIONAL GOALS AND PLANS OF ADOLESCENTS (GRADES 9-12) IN FOUR SOUTHERN STATES WERE EXAMINED, WITH PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO NEGRO YOUTH. NEARLY 16,000 BOYS AND GIRLS FROM 17 COUNTIES IN ALABAMA, MISSISSIPPI, NORTH CAROLINA, AND VIRGINIA WERE SURVEYED BY MEANS OF A QUESTIONNAIRE. FOR MANY OF THESE STUDENTS, ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION WAS OBTAINED FROM SCHOOL RECORDS. FINDINGS OF THE SURVEY INDICATED THAT (1) ABOUT 40 PERCENT OF THE WHITE SUBSAMPLE, BUT ONLY ABOUT 20 PERCENT OF THE NEGRO SUBSAMPLE, PLANNED TO ATTEND COLLEGE IN THE YEAR AFTER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION, (2) LESS THAN 10 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL SAMPLE INDICATED THEY MIGHT ATTEND COLLEGE AT A LATER DATE, AND (3) THAT PART OF THE SAMPLE PLANNING TO DROP OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL BEFORE GRADUATION INCLUDED APPROXIMATELY 25 PERCENT OF THE NEGRO BOYS, 17 PERCENT OF BOTH THE WHITE BOYS AND NEGRO GIRLS, AND 14 PERCENT OF THE WHITE GIRLS. CHARACTERISTICS OTHER THAN RACE WHICH APPEARED TO BE RELATED TO LEVEL OF EDUCATIONAL EXPECTATIONS AMONG THE SAMPLE (INCLUDING INTELLECTUAL, SOCIAL, AND MATERIAL FACTORS) WERE STATISTICALLY PRESENTED AND DISCUSSED. TYPICALLY, WHEN SUCH CHARACTERISTICS WERE ASSOCIATED WITH ELEVATED EDUCATIONAL GOALS, THE ASSOCIATION POINTED TO COLLEGE PLANNING FOR WHITES AND TO FIRM INTENTIONS NOT TO DROP OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL FOR NEGROES. RELATED INFORMATION MAY BE FOUND IN ED 010 837. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill.; Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN.
Identifiers: North Carolina (Chapel Hill); Tennessee (Nashville); United States (South)