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ERIC Number: ED056138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Pages: 70
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Conceptions of Childhood and Parent Participation in Schools.
Michael, John A.
The study identifies two cultural sources of motivation for parental participation in the educational lives of their children -- socio-economic sentiments and age norms. Focusing principally on the latter, the thesis is that family responsibility for socialization and social control of youth to the status of child influences the quality and quantity of parents' school participation. Within this broad thesis, this paper specifies and tests five hypotheses by examining variations in the rate of parent participation with survey data on urban-slum residents with 10-19 year-olds in the household. The study also uncovers evidence of greater normative emphasis on socialization and social control to childhood among affluent and Jewish families, although these same groups, in contrast to poor families, seem to emphasize socialization to socioeconomically relevant statuses. (Author)
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Note: Revised version of paper presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Convention, Denver, Colo., August 1971