ERIC Number: ED082312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Our Nation's Schools.
Mayeske, George W.; And Others
Utilizing a data base obtained from a survey commissioned by Congress in 1964 and carried out in 1965, this study attempted to discover what characteristics of the nation's schools are most closely related to school outcomes. Methods were devised by which school influence could be distinguished from social background influences. A five percent stratified cluster sample was taken from a population consisting of the students, teachers, principals, and superintendents of the nation's public elementary and secondary schools. Since one of the purposes of the study was to determine the educational opportunities of minority groups, strata with higher percentages of nonwhites and other minority groups were sampled more heavily. One of the principal findings of the study was that the influence of the school cannot be separated from that of the student's social background. Additionally, the study found that the common influence of the school and the student's social background exceed either of their distinguishable influences. Other findings are discussed, and conclusions are drawn. (Author/JF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Schools, Family Environment, Low Achievement, Racial Factors, Research, School Role, Secondary Schools, Socioeconomic Background, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Data
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.
Note: For related document, see ED 036 477