ERIC Number: ED096027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Some Longitudinal Perspectives on the Education Expectation of Rural Youth.
Drabick, Lawrence W.
The paper illustrates time-series variation in educational expectations of high school seniors. Two contentions pertaining to educational expectations have been that (1) the expectations of youth as a whole are rising, and (2) the traditional variance between rural and urban youth are depreciating. Based on data obtained from North Carolina high school seniors in 1963 and 1970, these contentions were investigated together with a number of indicator variable relationships. The sample consisted of about 1,200 students in 1963 and approximately 3,100 in 1970. The latter had a larger urban component and included a limited number of non-public school students. Data were presented on the assumption that observed differences in expectation between the 1963 and 1970 students result from the influence of time and its associated variables. Some findings were: (1) 28 percent of the 1963 students indicated high educational expectations compared to 35 percent in 1970; (2) expectation was high in 1970 in all but one of the 14 comparisons; (3) expectation among black students in 1963 exceeded that of 1970; and (4) the ratio of difference in proportions of urban and rural residents with high educational expectations decreased slightly in 1970 although the gross expectation of urban residents remained substantially greater than that of rural respondents. Data gathered from about 1,000 high school seniors in North Dakota in spring 1973 are presented in the tables, but due to geographic and social variances are not used in time-sequence analysis of the North Carolina data. (NQ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina