ERIC Number: ED023497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Ethnic Group Identity and Orientations toward Educational Attainment: A Comparison of Mexican American and Anglo Boys.
Juarez, Rumaldo Z.; Kuvlesky, William P.
A study of the educational status orientations of tenth grade Mexican-American and Anglo boys in economically depressed areas of Texas found that the 2 groups had similarly high educational goals. Detailed analysis of data revealed that Anglo boys had a tendency to express more frequently high educational goals as compared to their Mexican-American counterparts. However, more Anglo boys expressed a desire to quit school while more Mexican-American youth expressed a desire to do graduate work. Intensity of aspiration was slightly higher for the Mexican-American sample, as compared to the Anglo group. Anglo youth clearly had higher educational expectations than the Mexican-American youth studied, and were slightly more certain of realizing their anticipated statuses. It was suggested that colleges and universities reevaluate entrance requirements to include consideration of student desire to pursue a college education. A related document is RC 002 587. (DA)
Descriptors: Anglo Americans, Aspiration, College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Analysis, Educational Attainment, Educational Objectives, Ethnic Discrimination, Geographic Regions, Goal Orientation, Grade 10, Language Handicaps, Mexican Americans, Objectives, Potential Dropouts, Poverty, Profiles, Questionnaires, Rural Education, Social Discrimination, Socioeconomic Status, Values
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Sponsor: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at annual meeting of the Southwestern Sociological Association, Dallas, Texas, April, 1968.