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ERIC Number: ED108015
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Pages: 144
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The Effects of Socio-Economic Status and Race on Parental Attitudes Toward Public Education in a Tri-Racial School District.
Maynor, Gerald D., Sr.
This dissertation reports on a study of parental attitudes toward public education, with race and socio-economic status as controlling variables. "Your School" Scale was administered during interviews with 240 Indian, Black and White parents, and served as the dependent variable in the study. Race, socio-economic status and school environment were designated independent variables. Analysis of the data indicated that: (1) the socio-economic status of parents does not influence their attitudes toward public education; (2) of the three racial groups, Black parents are more likely to have a more positive attitude toward public education than Indians and Whites; and (3) Blacks and Whites are more favorably disposed toward desegregated school than are Indians. It is suggested that a comparative study be conducted relative to both parental attitudes toward public education and student achievement, since the two are most probably related. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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