ERIC Number: ED056188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Educational and Vocational Goals of Urban White and Negro Youth in South Carolina.
Powell, Kathryn Summers
To determine the relationship between the educational and vocational aspirations of students in Grades 9 and 10 and their sex and family background, a random sample of urban youth from predominantly white public schools was surveyed. A followup survey of mainly black public schools made possible conclusions about all South Carolina ninth and tenth graders. The results showed that the educational plans and vocational interests of whites and blacks were similar. Low standard of living was the major factor in low aspirations, indicating a need for programs to raise the level of living of all the state's young people. (BH)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Black Students, Comparative Analysis, Family Characteristics, High School Students, Occupational Aspiration, Racial Differences, Sex (Characteristics), Socioeconomic Background, Urban Youth, White Students
Clemson Univ. Extension Service, Ag. Communications, P & AS Bldg., Clemson, S.C. 29631 ($.50; limited supply available)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, Clemson.; Winthrop Coll., Rock Hill, SC. School of Home Economics.
Identifiers: South Carolina