ERIC Number: ED044756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The Schooling Careers of Military Dependents: A Socio-Cultural Study.
Khleif, Bud B.
Children whose parents are occupationally mobile must accommodate to a wide variety of school experiences. This extensive study seeks to explore the educational careers of military dependents from their own point of view, compare them with local pupils, and supplement those comparisons with views of teachers and principals. The approach of the study is sociocultural, and uses unstructured interviews and participant observations in addition to information in the school record. Subjects were sixth-grade military dependents. Discussed are the following: academic achievement as it pertains to sociology and education; self concept and sociometric status; the phenomenology of the "stranger" in the schools; and the view of the schools as seen by the pupils. As a result of this study, several recommendations are offered for changes within the school which would help create a better academic and social environment for all pupils: changes in staff responsibility to enable the teacher to "teach"; changes in materials and teacher training to ensure respectful treatment of minorities and cultural sub-groups; and more adequate counseling services to alleviate the fears of the mobile pupil. (CJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire Univ., Durham.