ERIC Number: ED262390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Twenty Lives Nineteen Years Later: A Longitudinal Study (1964-1983) of the Impact of Literacy on the Occupations, Schooling, and Educational Growth of Young Adults Who Were Low-Reading Readiness in First Grade with Special Attention Given to Model, Motivation, Interest, Perseverance, and Pressure as Aspects of Background and Mental Environment.
Newman, Anabel P.
The study described in this report had a threefold purpose: (1) to examine, over time, the development of young adults who, when in the first grade in a midwestern school system, were in the lower third of their classes; (2) to examine the effect of literacy on their educational attainment, occupational level, and achievement; and (3) to examine the part cultural and family experiences play in student growth and development. The five chapters of the report explain the background and need for the study; describe related research that showed that the intangible variables of model, motivation, interest, perseverance, and pressure played a large part in the development of the young people; outline the design and methodology of the study, which involved telephone interviews with the young adults and their parents; relate the findings and conclusions from the interviews; offer summaries; and make recommendations for learners with characteristics similar to those in the study--their interests, self-concepts, coping skills, values, character development, socialization, and thinking skills. Half of the volume consists of appendices. These include a research chronology, sample interview questionnaires, and student and parent interview tables. (HOD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Development, Cultural Influences, Educational Attainment, Educational Experience, Educational Research, Employment Level, Experiential Learning, Family Influence, Literacy, Longitudinal Studies, Reading Readiness, Student Characteristics, Student Motivation, Youth
Indiana University, Language Education Department, Education Building, Room 211, 3rd and Jordan, Bloomington, IN 47405 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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