ERIC Number: ED107737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Urban Appalachian School Children: The Least Understood of all. Working Paper No. 6.
Wagner, Thomas E.
This study focused on Appalachian migrant children attending certain urban junior high schools in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. The primary source of data on the individual students was an interview combined with as much observation as possible during the interview. A profile of the urban Appalachian student was drawn from the data. Highlights include the following: the eighth grade Appalachian migrant student is approximately 13 and one-half years old and, like his parents, probably was born in a southern Appalachian county; he has attended at least two elementary schools prior to enrolling at the junior high level; both of his parents work, usually at some form of unskilled labor; his attitude toward the school can be described as neutral; he prefers those teachers and administrators who are friendly and personable; in turn, he will be open and friendly; if placed in a threatening or difficult situation by a student, teacher, or administrator he will tend to withdraw; he has average grades and attendance patterns; and, if he attends a school where there are blacks, he will not understand the blacks and will tend to keep to himself or to associate only with other white students. The study concludes that, as a student, he is little understood by his teachers, counselors, and administrators. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Appalachian Council, Cincinnati, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio; Ohio (Cincinnati)