ERIC Number: ED086410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb-4
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Historical Change in Educational Status Projections of East Texas High School Sophomores: A Racial Comparison.
Kuvlesky, William P.; Gonzalez, Ruth Bagnall
The report provided findings from a recent Texas study of historical change in educational status projections of rural Black and White teenage boys and girls. The specific research objectives were to determine: (1) the nature and extent of historical change patterns occurring, by race, for educational aspiration, expectation, anticipatory goal deflection, intensity of aspiration and certainty of expectation; and (2) the nature of association between place of residence and the patterns of change in the aspects of their educational status projections specified above. Identical surveys of high school sophomores from 3 rural, nonmetropolitan East Texas counties carried out in 1966 and 1972 provided the data. A total of 941 males and females were interviewed. Findings indicated that boys and girls of both races demonstrated change in the same direction between 1966 and 1973 for aspiration level, expectation level, and intensity of aspiration, although a consistent racial difference in magnitude of change was observed. Specific patterns of change were listed in outline form under 2 categories--general and race. A general suggestion for future research involving interpretation of data on youths' educational projections can be gleaned from an examination of the parallel analysis of data presented--quantitative (means) and qualitative (%distribution). (FF)
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Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: Texas