ERIC Number: ED337272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
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Music, Physical Education, and Reading: Adults' Expectations for Young Children.
Leung, Jupian J.
This study examined the possibilities that young children's gender elicits differential academic expectations from aspiring teachers, and aspiring teachers' gender and (socioeconomic) SES affect their academic expectations for young children. A questionnaire asked 103 university students majoring in education: (1) how difficult and how interesting they expected the school subjects of math, music, physical education, reading, and social studies to be for a child entering first grade; (2) how hard they expected the child would have to work at each school subject; and (3) what school marks they expected the child would receive in each subject on the first report card. For half the participants, the child was male; for half the child was female. Information on participants' SES was also obtained. Results indicated that participants expected boys to have greater interest in physical education than girls, and girls to have greater interest in music and higher marks in reading than boys. Female participants expected young children to work less hard in music than did male participants. A list of 20 references is included. (Author/BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Parent Expectations
Note: An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).