ERIC Number: EJ270696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
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Curricula and Coursework: A Surprise Ending to a Familiar Story.
Alexander, Karl L.; Cook, Martha A.
American Sociological Review, v47 n5 p626-40 Oct 1982
Utilized 1961-1969 data from the Study of Academic Prediction and Growth to examine (1) why some students are placed in college tracks and others not, and (2) why track placement closely predicts future educational outcomes. Found that prior academic experience and accomplishment, especially early foreign language study, are important course selection criteria. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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