ERIC Number: ED208089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Examination of Achievement Related Behavior of High and Low Achieving Inner City Pupils.
Derevensky, Jeffrey L.; And Others
This study investigated the behavioral differences between high and low achieving students in two Canadian inner city schools. One school consisted predominantly of first generation Portuguese, Greek, and Chinese children, while the other served a predominantly second or third generation population of English speaking Canadians. An academic engaged time model was employed in evaluating the observations of the on task/off task behavior of these elementary school students during mathematics and reading lessons. Findings suggested that high and low achieving inner city children spend a large proportion of time actively engaged in academic tasks, but high achievers spend somewhat more time than low achievers. No significant developmental trends were noted and it was recommended that future studies focus on task appropriateness and student success. (Author/APM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; Chinese People; Greeks; Portuguese People
Note: Research for paper partially funded by a Quebec Provincial Grant. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April, 1981).