ERIC Number: ED082074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
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Student's Background and Its Relationship to Class and Programme in School.
Wright, E. N.
This study, part of a larger project, reports information on the number of non-Canadian born children in opportunity classes and in the special vocational schools by sex, showing the mother tongue of the pupils and the percentage of non-Canadian-born pupils in these classes as compared to the general school population. In addition to obtaining information from student records in the computer service, this study developed a questionnaire to determine place of birth, mother tongue and parental occupation of Toronto school students on both the elementary and high school levels. The study reports the results according to country of birth, language, and socioeconomic status. The data show a variety of students in special classes from both high and low income homes and with both immigrant and non-immigrant status; however, proportions of these students in special classes vary in a pattern highly consistent with parental occupations, place of birth, and bilingualism. (Author/LAA)
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Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)