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ERIC Number: EJ1073872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 86
ISSN: ISSN-1381-2890
Changes in Educational Expectations between 10th and 12th Grades across Cohorts
Park, Sueuk; Wells, Ryan; Bills, David
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v18 n3 p561-583 Sep 2015
The mean levels of educational expectations of American high school students have increased over the past generation; individual educational expectations change as students mature. Using the National Education Longitudinal Study and the Education Longitudinal Study, we examined simultaneously the changes in individuals' expectations from 10th to 12th grade, and how these students' revisions of their expectations changed across cohorts. The results indicated that today a bachelor's degree is the normative expectation. Further, the class of 2004 decreased their expectations more often than they increased them, in opposition to the trend in the class of 1992. Finally, inequality between social classes in forming higher educational expectation has been maintained across generations, and growth in academic skills tested and encouragement from family, school, and peer groups is associated closely with changes in expectations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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