ERIC Number: ED214965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Grade Nine Student Survey: Fall 1980.
Wright, E. N.; Dhanota, A. S.
A survey of ninth grade students in Toronto public schools was conducted to gather background information. The relationship of students' race, native country, mother tongue, family and socioeconomic status to their level of study was examined. About one quarter of the students identified themselves as members of a visible minority, although about twenty-five percent of them were native born Canadians. Several factors influenced students' level of study, but parent's occupation emerged as a major factor. The higher the category for a parent's occupation, the higher would be student's level of study. Females were more apt to be in university-oriented levels. Students who spoke English or French as a mother tongue were more likely to be in this higher level unless they were Canadian born. Students from single parent families were less likely to be in university-oriented levels of study. Asian students were most apt to be in higher levels of study, followed by white and then black students. The factors of varying proportions of students with single parents and varying occupational patterns of parents which are related to level of study are intermingled with data on race, immigration, and ethnicity. (DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)