ERIC Number: ED023715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Social Class and the Urban School; The Impact of Pupil Background on Teachers and Principals.
Herriott, Robert E.; St. John, Nancy Hoyt
A national study of the socialclass composition of 490 schools in 41 large cities is reported. The emphasis is on the social class composition of schools rather than individual pupils. The dependent variables in this research on social stratification deal mainly with behavior, attitudes, and attributes of the key teachers and principals who can have a positive or negative influence on students. Chapters deal with the background of this study, school socioeconomic status (SES) in relation to parental and pupil correlates, characteristics and origins of teachers, and teacher morale, satisfaction, and performance. Also discussed are the principal and his role in schools of different SES and the effects of school level and school race on the relationship of school SES to the characteristics of pupils and staff. Appendixes include statistical data and technical details as well as specimen research instruments. (NH)
Descriptors: Culture Lag, Individual Characteristics, Parents, Principals, Racial Factors, Research, Research Methodology, Schools, Social Class, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Data, Students, Teachers, Urban Schools
John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, N.Y.
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