ERIC Number: ED179909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov-1
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Military Dependent Educational Expectations and Experiences.
Ritter, Gary C.
The educational expectations of military parents with less than nine years military service time were compared to the actual experiences of military parents who have 17 years or more service time. Emphasis on the characteristic of occupational mobility and how it impacts on the parents' educational expectations. Two groups (N=68 for each group) were selected so that the stratified random sample technique could be utilized. Group I came from the United States Army Air Defense Advance Course, a majority of the officers being in their fifth year of military service. Group II came from the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, a majority of the NCO's being in their 17th year of military service. The basic difference between the groups was inexperience versus experience in educational matters. The following areas were surveyed: school transfers, educational attainment, school discipline, educational facilities, lost school time, completion time, financial costs, and academic skill areas. Indications were that relatively new military parents do not understand or appreciate the effects that military life may have on their children's education. (Author)
Descriptors: Dependents, Educational Attitudes, Educational Experience, Expectation, Military Personnel, Occupational Aspiration, Occupational Mobility, Parents, Research Projects, Self Concept
Gary C. Ritter, 722 S. Sandusky Ave., Bucyrus, OH 44820 ($6.00, Xerox)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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