ERIC Number: ED240210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Greek Children at School and After.
How Greek Australian children and their parents feel about the public schools and about their own role in and acceptance by the larger Australian society is the focus of this report. Through liberal quotations from interviews, their feelings about the following areas are presented: (1) the manner in which decisions to leave or remain at school are reached, and the extent of parental influence on such decisions; (2) parents' and children's perceptions of school and teachers; (3) maintenance and continuance of after-school Greek classes, and their possible absorption into the State educational system; (4) parents' and children's evaluation of their current status; and (5) children's attitudes toward the preservation of traditional norms, as taught by the parents. Throughout, comparisons are made with the findings of a 1976 study of the same families. An appendix contains the questionnaires used in interviewing the families and background information about school enrollment. (CMG)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Discrimination, Foreign Countries, Intergroup Relations, Interviews, Peer Relationship, Public Schools, Socioeconomic Status, Student Attitudes, Student Teacher Relationship
Australian Government Publishing Service, GPO Box 4, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia ($2.20).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Australian Education Research and Development Committee, Canberra.
Identifiers: Australia; Greek Australians