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ERIC Number: ED016730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Pages: 28
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Reference Count: 0
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SOCIOLOGICAL INFLUENCES ON THE ACHIEVEMENT OF LOWER CLASS NEGRO CHILDREN. FINAL REPORT.
PARELIUS, ROBERT JAMES
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FAMILY, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY AS INFLUENCES ON ACHIEVEMENT OF LOWER-CLASS NEGROES WERE STUDIED IN AN ALL-NEGRO SUBURB OF A LARGE NORTHERN CITY. THESE VARIABLES WERE EXAMINED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF CURRENT HYPOTHESES OFFERED IN THE LITERATURE ON CULTURAL DISADVANTAGE. THE FOCUS OF THE STUDY WAS ON THREE RESEARCH AREAS--(1) FAMILY BACKGROUND FACTORS WHICH MIGHT SUPPORT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, (2) THE ROLE OF SOCIAL DISTANCE VARIABLES IN SCHOOL-FAMILY INTERACTION, AND (3) THE DEGREE TO WHICH SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND "SCHOOL POLITICS" AFFECT ACHIEVEMENT. THE DATA, OBTAINED THROUGH QUESTIONNAIRES, INTERVIEWS, SCHOOL RECORDS, AND INFORMAL CONVERSATIONS, INDICATED THAT SOCIAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES WERE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PREDICTORS OF ACHIEVEMENT. THE DATA DID NOT SUPPORT THE CAUSAL THEORIES ON SCHOOL-FAMILY RELATIONS PROPOSED IN THE LITERATURE. RATHER, THE FINDINGS SUGGESTED THAT EDUCATIONAL ISSUES SHOULD BE STUDIED WITHIN A SPECIFIC SOCIAL STRUCTURAL CONTEXT. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.
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