ERIC Number: ED073187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship Between Academic Disadvantagement and Socioeconomic Disadvantagement as Reported by Teachers on a National Sample Basis.
Fortune, Jim C.; Hutchinson, Thomas E.
The assumption is often made that economically and academically disadvantaged students constitute the same basic population within disadvantaged schools. This paper seeks to ascertain the relationship between these two target-group sectors and to identify the overlap of academically disadvantaged pupils with the other five prevalent target groups: (1) potential dropouts; (2) emotionally or mentally handicapped students; (3) migrant pupils; (4) neglected and delinquent pupils; and, (5) physically handicapped pupils. The paper proposes to use a data bank from the national 1970 Evaluative Survey of Compensatory Education to entertain the following four questions concerning the overlap between academic and economic disadvantagement: (1) in what variables do children targeted as academically disadvantaged differ from the overall population in the eyes of their teachers? (2) in what variables do children targeted as socioeconomically disadvantaged differ from the overall population in the eyes of their teachers? (3) what is the overlap of these two categories? Are academic disadvantagement and socioeconomic disadvantagement highly related variables? and, (4) in relationship to the target groups--academically disadvantaged pupils, socioeconomically disadvantaged--what variables interact differently for crosstabulation built upon these three categories and on the estimated national population? (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Background, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary School Students, Family Income, National Surveys, Parent Background, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Student Participation, Unemployment, Welfare Recipients
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Note: paper presented at the American Psychological Association annual meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, September 1972