ERIC Number: ED083520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Consolidation: The Impact of a New High School on the Achievement, Aspirations, and Adjustment of Students in an Appalachian County. Final Report.
Stephenson, John B.
This study attempts to assess the effects of high school consolidation on the achievement, aspirations, and adjustment of students by following one cohort through a newly-consolidated school in a southern Appalachian county beginning in 1968. The study compares the consolidated students with students in a nearby nonconsolidated school during the first three years following consolidation. Questionnaires, interviews and school records provide information on within-school variations in the consolidated school over four years. The findings suggest that few, if any, major differences exist between the two schools on the achievement, aspirations, and adjustment measures available. Moreover, the results suggest that initial inequalities existing within the consolidated school typically remained by the end of the 12th grade. No group became more "advantaged" across the board on the success indicators, but lower status, lower IQ, lower modernism females in the consolidated high school did show increasingly poorer adjustment patterns, while lower status, lower IQ, lower modernism males showed improvement on some adjustment indicators. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington.