ERIC Number: ED037293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
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Educational Attainment and Aspirations of Rural and Urban Spanish-Americans in Two South Texas Counties.
Scott, Helen B.
The purpose of this 1969 master's thesis was to obtain information on the education of Spanish Americans and the relationships between their educational levels and selected socioeconomic characteristics. The sample for the study consisted of 268 families classified as rural and 276 families classified as urban in 2 Texas counties (Atascosa County and Bexar County, respectively). Results indicated that the urban group (from San Antonio) attained a higher educational level than the rural group. However, both groups had lower educational levels than Anglo adults in Texas. It was also noted that family heads born in Texas attained a higher level of education than those born in Mexico. Furthermore, as educational levels of family heads increased, both family income and use of English in the home increased. (Author/TL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Heads of Households, Income, Language Usage, Rural Family, Rural Urban Differences, Socioeconomic Influences, Spanish Americans, Surveys
Inter-library loan from Library, Texas A & M College, College Station, Texas 77843
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Identifiers: Texas; Texas (Atascosa County); Texas (Bexar County)
Note: 61p. M.S. Thesis