ERIC Number: ED060277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
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The Social Background of Pupils and Their Prospect of Success at School.
Institut Pedagogique National (Hungary).
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a report prepared by the Hungarian National Educational Institute in response to an IBE questionnaire. Under the Constitution, the young have equal rights to education without national, religious, or other discrimination. Nevertheless, many students, mainly from manual worker families are still at a disadvantage, lacking the means to pay for required accessories. Many children still live on isolated farms, and transportation is a problem, as well as rural prejudice against schools and the need of children to work on the farm. The Government does provide financial assistance to the low income children. Vocational guidance facilities are being improved. Compensatory measures are taken by having culturally deprived children stay in boarding schools for better cultural exposure. Trends in manpower requirements need to be studied so that the education system will respond to these requirements. Scholarships are made available to the gifted, and therefore social background becomes less important since all are allowed to compete. The full report is available in microfiche (SIRE/033) from the International Bureau of Education, Palais Wilson, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Compensatory Education, Cultural Education, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Enrichment Activities, Facilities, Financial Support, Scholarships, Social Influences
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Authoring Institution: Institut Pedagogique National (Hungary).