ERIC Number: ED057411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Educational Goals of Black and White Youth in Segregated and Inter-Racial Schools. Final Report.
Gottlieb, David; Heinsohn, Anne L.
This study was undertaken in order to learn more about the educational goals of black and white youth in racially segregated and interracial high schools. Seniors from 55 high schools filled out a questionnaire. Most of the sampled seniors indicated they would prefer to attend and graduate from college; however, while black students are more likely than white students to plan to go to college, the white students are more likely to have been accepted by a college in the spring just prior to high school graduation. Black students in interracial schools were more likely to have been accepted by a college than were those in segregated schools. Occupational aspirations of this group are quite high; the majority cite a preference for jobs described as professional-technical. Black students, lacking able referents at home and among peers, are much more dependent upon school personnel for assistance with career decisions than are white students. Black students report a higher level of interaction with teachers even when they perceive white teachers as lacking the desire to be of assistance. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.