ERIC Number: ED040431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes of Parents of Selected Groups Toward Education and Their Aspirations for Education for Their Children. Self-Concept and Educational Variables Among Black, Jewish, and White Non-Jewish Students.
Noonan, Pat; And Others
Black, Jewish, and white non-Jewish tenth grade students and their parents living in an integrated inner suburb of a large metropolitan area were the subjects of the two studies presented. The first investigated self concept and educational variables in the three groups described above. Six educational variables were identified from the students' cumulative records. A self concept inventory designed by Soares and Soares was used to measure five self concept variables. Results discussed include differences between groups and interrelations among variables. The second study looked at the attitudes of parents toward education and their aspirations for their children. A two-part questionnaire was sent to 70 randomly chosen parents from the three groups. Results indicated that of 12 parent variables measured, significant differences emerged on only two: (1) between blacks and other groups on occupational level, blacks working at lower levels with equal educational attainment; and (2) between high hopes and low expectations regarding the level of their childrens' education by parents of all three groups. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; Missouri Univ., St. Louis.
Note: Papers presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22-26, 1970