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ERIC Number: ED024697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 12
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Culturally Disadvantaged Boys' and Girls' Aspirations to and Knowledge of White-Collar and Professional Occupations.
Clark, Edward T.
Urban Education, v1 n3 p164-74 Spring 1965
Boys (165) and girls (139) in grades 3-6 in an almost entirely Negro Higher Horizons school in New York City were studied to determine the extent to which they differed in their aspiration to white-collar and professional occupations and in their ability to identify these occupations. The children were asked to make a choice among "professional," white-collar," and "other" occupations and were given 18 plates of the Vocational Apperception Test to ascertain their ability to identify an occupation and its locus of performance. Data were analyzed in relation to high and low academic achievement. Girls expressed professional or white-collar goals more readily than boys, but appeared less realistic in their aspirations in terms of their academic achievement. In addition, 59 percent of academically achieving boys did not express a level of aspiration comparable to the girls, a finding which questions the impact of schooling, even in a Higher Horizons school, on the aspiration of Negro boys. (NH)
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)