ERIC Number: ED066780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Educational Expectations and Educational Aspirations: A Deviant Case Analysis.
Brodie, Donald Q.; Poushinsky, N. W.
This speech presents evidence that (1) aspirations for education and expectations are different phenomena, and (2) these two variables define subgroups out of a total student population. The data on which this paper is based are the responses to a group-administered questionnaire by 5632 junior and senior high school students in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 4-county metropolitan area. The subgroups classified as deviant were of two modes: (1) students whose expectations exceed their aspirations, and (2) students whose aspirations exceed their expectations. The authors contend that future attempts to predict and explain student educational achievement should take into account the complex nature of educational horizons. (Author/MLF)
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Identifiers: Deviant Case Analysis
Note: Paper presented at Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting (43rd, Portland, Oregon, April 13-15, 1972