ERIC Number: ED189228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Tell Me About Your School: Interviews with Elementary and High School Students in Harlem, New York City. Special Report No. 35.
Ginzberg, Eli; And Others
Eighty low income students residing in East, Central, and West Harlem were interviewed in an effort to explore how they see their school experiences in terms of their future participation in the world of work. Equal numbers of the students were 10, 11, 14, and 15 years old, and all were of minority background. They were asked questions concerning: (1) skills they have/would like to have; (2) how they and their friends "find school"; (3) quantity of homework and help received in doing homework; (4) career goals and how they think school can help to achieve these goals; (5) reading and television viewing; (6) their opinions concerning disruptive students, pregnant students, and school improvement; (7) where and with whom they can discuss their futures; and (8) their summer plans. Results of the interviews are presented in this monograph, with an overview of the findings given for each age and sex group. In addition, themes that emerged from all the interviews are discussed in relation to their educational and employment policy implications. Appended to the report are comments by Glenn Marshall and Gwendolyn Barnes (the individuals who conducted the interviews) regarding the need to improve educational, economic, and occupational opportunities for low income minority youths. (GC)
Descriptors: Black Youth, Career Awareness, Career Choice, Education Work Relationship, Educational Environment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Opportunities, Ghettos, Interviews, Low Income Groups, Minority Group Children, Role Models, Student Attitudes, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: New York (New York)