ERIC Number: ED219692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
What Teachers Expect of Children from Single-Parent Families.
Levine, Elinor R.
Educators are beginning to address the needs of children living in single-parent families and to recognize that the existing societal ideology of the family as a breadwinning husband and homemaking wife living with their children is problematic. However, single-parented children may suffer discrimination through school policies and teachers' attitudes. To determine teachers' psychosocial and academic expectations for children from one- and two-parent families, 100 teachers completed questionnaires. In addition, 102 parents were asked to respond to the same questionnaire in the way in which they believed a teacher would. Results indicated that the teachers had lower expectations for children from single-parent families. Parents perceived that teachers would have lower expectations for children from single-parent families. The findings suggest that teachers' negative expectations for single-parented children may have an impact on their students' performance. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Scientific Research Society of North America, New Haven, CT.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Detroit, MI, March 17-20, 1982).