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ERIC Number: EJ771856
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 30
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
School Life and Community Economic Challenge: A Newfoundland Case Study
Fowler, Ken
Canadian Journal of Education, v30 n1 p239-268 2007
This study explored changes in student attitudes toward school life following the 1992 Newfoundland groundfishery closure. Using data extracted from a provincial quality of school life (QSL) survey, means associated with students from a sample of fishing communities were compared with provincial means. Although community students had poorer perceptions of school life both before and during the fishery closure, more positive attitudes were evident after the closure, suggesting that parental job loss may have motivated children to aspire beyond their parents' vocational achievements. However, not all communities demonstrated such a positive change. Plausible explanations for the community variability are discussed. (Contains 1 note, 6 tables, and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Quality of School Life Scale