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ERIC Number: ED013146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 27
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RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN THE EDUCATIONAL ORIENTATIONS OF RURAL YOUTH.
KUVLESKY, WILLIAM P.; OHLENDORF, GEORGE W.
THIS PAPER PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOUTHWESTERN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION WAS CONCERNED WITH THE EVALUATION OF A CONCEPTUAL SCHEME DESIGNED TO STUDY SCHOOL ORIENTATION OF YOUTH AND PARTICULARLY RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN SCHOOL ORIENTATION OF RURAL YOUTH. HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORES RESIDING IN SELECTED LOW INCOME COUNTIES OF TEXAS WERE STUDIED. RURAL NEGRO YOUTH WERE FOUND TO BE MORE ORIENTED TOWARD ATTAINING HIGHER ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT THAN RURAL CAUCASIAN STUDENTS. BOTH NEGRO BOYS AND GIRLS HAD HIGHER EDUCATIONAL ASPIRATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS THAN CAUCASIAN BOYS AND GIRLS. MUCH LARGER PROPORTIONS OF THE NEGROES DESIRED AND EXPECTED TO DO GRADUATE WORK, WHILE LARGER PROPORTIONS OF THE CAUCASIANS DESIRED AND EXPECTED TO TERMINATE THEIR EDUCATION AFTER GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL. NEGRO YOUTH WERE MORE LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE DIVERGENCE BETWEEN THEIR ASPIRATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS. INTENSITY OF ASPIRATION WAS STRONG AND CERTAINTY OF EXPECTATION RELATIVELY HIGH FOR BOTH NEGRO AND CAUCASIAN BOYS. IMPLICATIONS FROM THIS STUDY SUGGEST THAT NEGRO YOUTH ARE ATTEMPTING TO IMPROVE THEIR CONDITIONS BY ATTAINING A HIGHER ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND BETTER EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES NEED TO BE PROVIDED. THE PAPER CONCLUDES THAT THE CONCEPTUAL SCHEME USED IN THIS STUDY IS FRUITFUL FOR THE STUDY OF SCHOOL ORIENTATION OF YOUTH. (JS).
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