ERIC Number: EJ763070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Texas Students' College Expectations: Does High School Racial Composition Matter?
Frost, Michelle Bellessa
Sociology of Education, v80 n1 p43 Jan 2007
This article explores the association between school racial composition and students' expectations to graduate from a four-year college. In addition to the individual characteristics of students that have been repeatedly shown to influence educational goals, the results indicate that both school socioeconomic level and achievement composition are related to expectations. The results also suggest the counterintuitive finding that in similar schools, students in schools with greater concentrations of minority students are more likely to expect to attain a four-year college degree than are students in schools with lower proportions of minority students.
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Minority Groups, Racial Composition, Academic Achievement, Correlation, College Students, Expectation, Academic Aspiration, Graduation, Socioeconomic Status
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
IES Cited: ED557072; ED555627