ERIC Number: ED029748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Rural Education and the Educational and Occupational Attainments of Youth.
Haller, Archibald O.
Occupational standing is determined by the amount and quality of educational attainment, which in turn is influenced by a number of other determinants. Thus, any possible deficiencies in rural education may have effects on rural youth. By and large, nonmetropolitan people, people of rural regions, and those of rural ethnic groups (or from ethnic groups with recent rural origins) are the most poorly educated. Variables of environment which influence youth's behavior are the "shared environment" (information accessible to most people in a group) and the "unique environment" (those parts of a youth's social environment which vary substantially from individual to individual). A single, overall educational policy for rural regions, rural ethnic groups, and rural peripheries of urban areas, better use and understanding of influential "significant others," and a large-scale training program to teach large numbers of people to utilize the motivational and informational potentials that already exist are implications for action based on these findings. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Choice, Educational Background, Educational Benefits, Educational Improvement, Environmental Influences, Ethnic Distribution, Ethnic Groups, Income, Occupational Clusters, Occupational Mobility, Rural Education, Rural Farm Residents, Rural Urban Differences, Youth
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.
Note: Paper presented at National Working Conference on Solving Educational Problems in Sparsely Populated Areas (Denver, Colorado, March 17-19, 1969)