ERIC Number: ED088620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Occupational Projections of Rural Blacks from Segregated and Desegregated Schools.
Falk, William W.; And Others
The study seeks an answer to the broad question: do black youths who attend racially desegregated schools have occupational aspirations and expectations which are significantly different (higher or lower) from black youths who attend racially segregated schools? The sample was limited to youths from 3 rural Texas counties and only those with parental SES scores, using the Duncan socioeconomic index (1961), of equal to or less than 45 were included. In addition to testing for differences in occupational projections, analysis of 2 previously tested propositions was also reported. These dealt with the goal blockage an individual envisioned might prevent his obtaining the occupation he most desired. The 2 blockage items analyzed were race and schools attended. Information used in this analysis was obtained by combining data collected from a panel of high school sophomores and seniors in 1966 and 1968, with a follow-up in 1972. The differences in occupational projections of blacks from segregated and desegregated schools were minimal. It was noted that it was the desegregated, not the segregated, blacks who saw schools attended as comparatively more detrimental; this was the opposite of what had been posited. The overall finding of the study concluded that school desegregation in and of itself will have little, if any, effect on the mobility chances of black youths. (FF)
Descriptors: Black Students, Career Development, Comparative Analysis, Disadvantaged, Educational Research, Environmental Influences, Occupational Aspiration, Occupational Mobility, Perception, Racial Segregation, Research Projects, Rural Areas, School Desegregation, School Policy, School Segregation
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: Texas