ERIC Number: ED025350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Educational Aspirations and Expectations of Students in Rural Washington High Schools.
Slocum, Walter L.
Previous research studies were reviewed, and hypotheses relating to educational aspiration and occupational choice were developed. Information on educational aspirations and expectations was then obtained from a random sample of students enrolled in 1964-65 in 30 rural Washington high schools. Farm versus non-farm student differences were examined with respect to social, economic, and cultural factors. Farm boys had higher aspirations than non-farm boys, while aspirations of farm and non-farm girls did not differ significantly. Both findings contradicted prior research findings. The educational aspirations of farm boys appeared to be less realistic than those of non-farm boys. The results indicated that the traditionally conservative attitudes of the farm population toward higher education have changed. (JH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Univ., Pullman. Coll. of Agriculture.