ERIC Number: ED450333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Student Attitudes toward High School and Educational Expectations.
This paper is part of a larger study on student disaffection with high school. It examines changes in student's attitudes towards school over the past 25 years and relates them to educational expectations. It considers how important high school students think their education is for getting a good job and for later life; how well they like school and the courses they take; and how likely they are to express negative attitudes about school and to engage in anti-social behavior The data is part of the larger Monitoring the Future Study, which examines changing attitudes and opinions of high school seniors. The trends noted in student enrollment, attitudes, and opinions include: (1) the proportion of high school students who expect to graduate from college has grown remarkably; (2) there is a growing competition for grades; (3) there is an increased awareness of relevance of education to student's occupational future; and (4) there is a growing dissatisfaction with school. Seniors who anticipated some postsecondary education were as likely as high school only groups to support anti-social behavior. Appendix One is "Student Attitude and Behavior Variables" and Appendix Two is "Data and Figures." (Contains 11 references.) (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Seattle, WA, April 10-14, 2001).