ERIC Number: ED045772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov-13
Reference Count: 0
Travels, and Travels in Fantasy of Black Youths from Low-Income Backgrounds.
Ladd, Florence C.
This study explores the travel experiences and fantasies of economically disadvantaged urban black youths in Boston. Responses of the subjects (12 to 17 year old boys) to questions in an interview served as data. The findings indicate that a wide range of places were visited, in terms of number and distance from the subjects' residences. There is also considerable variability in the places to which the subjects said they would choose to travel given an opportunity. Patterns of travel and travel interests are held to be not immediately evident in these data. But an examination of the fantasies about desirable and undesirable places is considered to lead to the postulate that there are at least two attitudinal styles with regard to travel; the first is place-oriented, and the other, personalistic. Although this study deals with some of the more superficial aspects of travel experiences of a relatively small sample of urban black youths, it is considered to stimulate several problems for future research. (Author/JW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education.
Identifiers: Massachusetts; Massachusetts (Boston)
Note: Paper presented at the meetings of the New England Psychological Association, Boston, Mass., November 13, 1970