ERIC Number: ED226828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of Students New to the Toronto School System, 1981-1982. Research Report #166.
Tsuji, G. K.; Wright, E. N.
This document reports, in tabular form, some general characteristics of students who are new to the Toronto school system. It does so along two dimensions: horizontally along the junior kindergarten (JK) axis and vertically from senior kindergarten (SK) to grade 13 (Gr 13). It was found that while the majority (88.1 percent) of JK pupils had been born in Ontario, only 41.5 percent of the SK-Gr 13 students were native born. However, with regard to language, only 58.9 percent of JK pupils and 46.7 percent of SK-Gr 13 students learned English, either alone or along with another language, as a mother tongue. While over 70 percent of the JK pupils and over 40 percent of the SK-Gr 13 students resided with both parents, more than 30 percent of the JK-Gr 13 students lived with their mothers only, and 4.7 percent lived with their fathers only. Information was not available about socioeconomic status for at least 20 percent of any group of JK students and at least 40 percent of the SK-Gr 13 students. However, data about each group are tabulated according to the occupation level of the parent or parents. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.