ERIC Number: ED064013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Self-Concept, Attitude Toward School, and Reading Achievement: A Study of Michigan Migrant Education Summer School Programs.
Eiszler, Charles F.
The Michigan Migrant Education Program was evaluated to determine at a statewide level the extent to which the general educational objectives are being attained. The study focused on 2 objectives: (1) to determine pupil changes in self-concept, attitude toward school, and reading achievement and (2) to determine aspects of the migrant education classrooms which are effective in promoting change. The study sample consisted of more than 800 pupils aged 5 to 12 from 69 classrooms representing 19 projects conducted during the summer of 1971. Pre- and post-testing provided no evidence that performance levels or measures of self-concept, attitude towards school, or reading achievement are associated with the length of time spent in the classroom. No special effects related to the level of self-concept concern or performance change concern were noted for any of the variables. Incidental findings were: (1) migrant pupils tend to be positive in statements about themselves, (2) they indicate positive attitudes towards school, (3) within-class variations with respect to age and reading achievement levels tend to be high, (4) reading achievement is less than that expected by age, and (5) silent reading performance matches or exceeds age-level expectations up to the third grade. Conclusions of the study suggest implications for educational planning, program development, and teacher training and selection. Related documents are RC 006 240 and RC 006 242. (MJB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Programs for the Disadvantaged.
Authoring Institution: Central Michigan Univ., Mount Pleasant. Michigan Migrant Education Center.