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ERIC Number: ED073189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 23
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The Family Background of Puerto Rican Students: An Analysis of Educationally Relevant Variables.
Greene, John F.; Zirkel, Perry Alan
The purpose of this study was to construct a data base concerning the home background of Puerto Rican students as it relates to present and potential educational programs. The focus was on parental perceptions of educationally relevant variables in hopes of improving the planning and implementation of educational programs by school and community groups to better meet the needs of Puerto Rican people. Ninety-two Spanish-speaking families having children in the primary grades of Bridgeport public schools were interviewed for this study. Names and addresses of these families' children were obtained from five schools in various areas of Bridgeport in proportion to the concentration of such students in each school. Fifty percent of the sample were Model Cities Neighborhood residents. The Zirkel-Greene Home Interview Schedule was the instrument used for this study, this instrument being available in English and Spanish forms. Basically, it includes items that deal with factors of parental perception and family background that relate to the education of Spanish-speaking pupils. Since the interviews were conducted for the most part during the afternoons, mothers responded in about 87 percent of the interviews. Fathers participated in about 16 percent of the interviews. An adult other than a parent participated in about 9 percent of the interviews. (Author/JM)
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Identifiers - Location: Connecticut