ERIC Number: ED150205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Parents' Career Aspirations for Their Children Enrolled in Bilingual Programs. Multilingual Monographs No. 2.
Fischer, Joseph C.; And Others
In this paper parents' educational and occupational aspirations for their children enrolled in bilingual elementary school programs are examined. The parents' place of birth, dominant language, educational background and occupation were the main independent variables measured. Interviews were conducted with 68 parents with children in Chicago bilingual education centers in the summer of 1975. Questions asked of the parents included: What career would they like their children to pursue?, How many years would they like their children to remain in school?, and How many years did they expect their children would remain in school? Parents born in the U.S. who had attained a high school or higher educational level were found to have higher educational and occupational aspirations for their children than those born outside the U.S. who had achieved less than a high school education. Quantified results of this limited study are presented in statistical tables. The need for further research is mentioned. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Board of Education, IL. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)