ERIC Number: ED027369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
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The Relationship Between Poverty and Educational Deprivation. Final Report.
Suchman, Edward A.; And Others
A questionnaire survey of 6,455 high school students and 400 teachers in eight secondary schools in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area investigated the relationship of low-income status to educational aspirations and plans. The results are presented in five doctoral dissertations on the following subjects: "Students' Poverty Status and Their Educational Horizons,""Educational Horizons Among Lower Class Negro High School Students,""Adolescents' Perception of School Climate as Related to Selected Personal and School Characteristics,""The Relationship Between Social Origins of Teachers and Their Attitudes Toward Poverty," and "The Relationship Between Family Structure and Sibling Achievement." It was found that (1) the educational aspirations of low-income students were significantly related to social class position and class identification, parental pressure and peer influence, and negative attitudes toward society, school and self, (2) the student's perception of his school experiences was significantly related to his personal and school-related characteristics, (3) teachers with middle class orientations have negative attitudes toward low-income groups because of value differences, and (4) family social structure has a significant effect on students' educational aspirations. For the summary, see UD 007 883. (EF)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Black Students, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Environment, Educational Experience, Family Structure, Negative Attitudes, Parent Influence, Peer Relationship, School Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Self Concept, Social Attitudes, Socioeconomic Status, Student Alienation, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes, White Students
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh)