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ERIC Number: ED101916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 17
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Education and Rural Depopulation - The Experience of the Scottish Highlands and Islands.
Sewel, J.
The charge has often been made that in peripheral regions of Scotland the secondary educational system has contributed to rural depopulation, since students often must leave the rural community for a distant, centralized secondary school located in an urban area where values and aspirations differ from those of rural communities. In a study of nine peripheral areas, representative of the main patterns of secondary education and differing types of centralization, 500 parents of primary and secondary students were questioned on their: migration intentions and home district attachment; satisfaction with the local pattern of secondary education; expectations of the educational system, particularly in reference to local job preparation; and migration and job expectations for their children. Results revealed that most parents: did not intend to migrate and were attached to their home district; were best satisfied with the provision that allowed their children to transfer out of the community at the end of two years of local secondary education; but wanted the schools to provide opportunity for upward mobility; and overwhelmingly expected their children to migrate. There was no evidence that parental dissatisfaction with the pattern of education was in itself a significant factor influencing migration or that an attempt to introduce rurally oriented courses to deter migration would be advantageous to the community or reflect parental/student aspirations. (JC)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)