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ERIC Number: ED081870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Pages: 141
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A Comparison of Suspended and Non-Suspended Fourth-Grade Students in Urban Low Socio-economic Level Schools on Two Measures of Self-Concept as-a-Learner.
Foulks, Sara L.
The purpose of this study of fourth-grade students in the New Orleans Public Schools during the 1972-73 session was to achieve a better understanding of the characteristics, reasons for suspension, and self-concept of students suspended from low socio-economic schools. The idea that poor self-concept as-a-learner is a significant factor which differentiates the suspended student from the non-suspended student was conceptualized and tested. The study used a non-experimental design involving the use of ex post facto research. This design involved the pairing of 41 suspended students with 41 non-suspended students on the variables of age, sex, race, grade, and socio-economic level. Student self-reports on the Self Appraisal Scale and the teacher-student ratings within each group. The findings indicate that fourth-grade students suspended from low socio-economic schools are generally black males who are overaged for grade placement, deficient in academic skills, borderline or below in mental ability, and frequently absent from school. The suspended students' self-concept as-a-learner mean scores were significantly lower than those of the non-suspended students on the FKS. (Author/JM)
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana