ERIC Number: ED307365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb-28
Reference Count: N/A
Empowering the Hispanic Female in the Public School Setting. Part II. Evaluation Department Report No. 617A.
Santa Cruz, Rafaela M.; Senour, Maria Nieto
This report examines factors in high and low academic achievement among Hispanic females in public schools, based on three data sources: student interviews, parent interviews, and classroom observations. The first part of the report, Student Interviews, is subdivided into five sections. Section 1, "Cognitive," covers the following: (1) educational background; (2) school attendance; (3) school experience; (4) experience with teachers; (5) academic performance; (6) classroom experiences; (7) academic problems; and (8) ethnic and cultural issues. Section 2, "Affective," covers the following factors: (1) work aspirations; (2) personal aspirations; (3) friendship-peer relationships; and (4) beliefs and values. Section 3, "Familial," covers language background and usage, family responsibilities and relationships, and family support for education. Section 4, "Economic," covers students' work experiences. Section 5, "Physical," covers experiences with drugs and alcohol, neighborhoods, and social or sport groups. The second part of the report, Parent Interviews, reports findings in the following categories: (1) household and typical activities; (2) care of daughter; (3) opinions; and (4) involvement with school. The third part, Classroom Observations, provides comparative information in the following areas: (1) type of classroom; (2) subject area; (3) students in class; (4) instructional activities; (5) classroom organization; (6) response opportunities; (7) materials used in class; (8) observational notes; and (9) campus comparisons. The report presents 14 conclusions based on these data and offers 12 recommendations. The report includes a 19-item reference list, and student sample selection criteria are appended. (AF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Influence, Females, High Risk Students, Hispanic Americans, Interviews, Low Achievement, Parent Student Relationship, Public Schools, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Characteristics, Student Motivation, Urban Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego City Schools, CA. Planning, Research and Evaluation Div.