ERIC Number: ED037282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Rural Industrialization: A Case Study in Educational Values and Attitudes.
Sizer, Leonard M.; Clifford, William B.
Jackson County, West Virginia, a rural county which was industrialized in 1956, was reported on in 1966. Natives of the county, characterized by traditional patterns of behavior, and in-migrants, characterized by rational patterns, were compared regarding educational values and attitudes. The basic hypothesis of this study was that the in-migrants carried with them different educational values and norms from those of the older, established population. Attitude and participation scales and a 2-part schedule were used in data collection. Systematically, each of the hypotheses for samples of both the total population and parents of school pupils was tested statistically. The basic hypothesis that the in-migrants carried into the county different educational values and norms was partially upheld. Evidence indicated that migration is a factor in the differences only at the lower socioeconomic levels. A sub-hypothesis that a conflict of values resulted and that in-migrants have sought to implement their values through greater participation in school affairs was also partially upheld. The document contains tables on factors such as demography, age, sex, education, income, and residence. (SW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers: West Virginia