ERIC Number: ED048982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Attitudes Relative to Education in the Appalachian Region.
Nafziger, Alyce J.
An investigation of attitudes relative to education in Appalachia is the focus of this 1971 paper. The heritage, culture, and characteristics of the Appalachian people are briefly described, and educational background of the youth is explored in terms of its relationship to educational attitudes. Also discussed are attitudes toward education as related to the inhabitants' educational and vocational aspirations. In keeping with this, studies reflecting educational attitudes of persons in West Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, and eastern Kentucky are cited. It is concluded that educational attitudes of Appalachian residents are related to level of income, size of family, occupational aspiration, and family influence, and it is suggested that research be focused on reducing the number of dropouts in the region's schools. (AN)
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: Discussion paper prepared for Public Schools for Cooperative Research (PSCR) Superintendent's Conference, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, April 5-7, 1971