ERIC Number: ED097262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
The Effect of Socio-Economic Levels on Selected Educational Factors in Puerto Rico.
Bangdiwala, Ishver S.
This project investigates changes in the socioeconomic level (SEL) of the families of Puerto Rican school children in the last 10 years. The effects of these changes on selected educational variables--reading comprehension, school dropouts, and admission to institutions of higher education--are studied. A comparison is made between data collected in 1966 and that collected in 1973 for the present study of a probability sample of 884 students from intermediate and high schools both public and private, urban and rural. The results of the comparative analysis indicate that the SEL for school children is increasing, that there is a high correlation between SEL and reading comprehension scores, that dropouts have continued to be very low in comparison with public schools, and that the existing relationship between SEL and academic achievement creates discrimination toward the "poor" in university admission policy. The study confirms that which was expected; however, continuing study of socioeconomic and educational levels, particularly in the developing countries, is necessary if planning and resource allocations are to be effective. (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico