ERIC Number: ED151438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Ethnicity, Home Environment, and Reading Achievement.
Carter, Melba C.; Levine, Daniel U.
In this document data from a previous study is examined for indications of the relationship between ethnicity, home environment, and achievement. A search of the literature was conducted to identify parental response items and instruments useful for studying achievement. The three groups in the study (black, Caucasian and Mexican American) were from low status neighborhoods in a major metropolitan area. Based on previous research and analysis regarding interaction of variables, it was expected that ethnic differences in achievement of the different groups would be found. Results are presented for third and sixth graders. It is concluded that ethnicity, but not social class, is related to achievement of students in the study examined. A family interview instrument used in the study is provided in this document. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Kansas City. Center for the Study of Metropolitan Problems in Education.