ERIC Number: ED221626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Various Characteristics of and Educational and Guidance Issues Related to Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Students in Three High Schools of Ankara.
Turker, A. Vural
Research among ninth graders in Ankara, Turkey, compared individual and family characteristics of socioeconomically disadvantaged versus advantaged students; investigated the educational issues these students faced; and examined major educational and guidance problems of the disadvantaged. Results indicated that, compared to advantaged students, disadvantaged students tended to be older; spent more of their early years in small villages; indicated that relationships in their families showed more negative characteristics; indicated lower levels of education considered necessary for success in life; expressed less satisfaction with instructional methods but had similar opinions as advantaged students about teachers and schools; demonstrated lower self-esteem but similar educational aspiration levels; preferred humanities courses (versus advantaged students' preference for science); had lower morale and less positive attitudes toward the future; and demonstrated lower levels of academic achievement. The data suggest the need to provide compensatory education and other educational opportunities to help to bring disadvantaged students up to the cultural levels of the advantaged before requiring them to attain satisfactory levels of school achievement. Some possibilities for such opportunities are presented and discussed under five categories, as defined by issues relating to: (1) curricula; (2) teachers; (3) schools and school administrators; (4) guidance specialists; and (5) families and communities. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Academic Aspiration, Administrator Role, Advantaged, Community Involvement, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Family Characteristics, Foreign Countries, Grade 9, High Schools, Individual Characteristics, Parent Participation, School Guidance, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Alabama Univ., University. Inst. of Higher Education Research and Services.
Identifiers: Turkey (Ankara)