ERIC Number: EJ927935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Perceptions of School and Aspirations of Rural Students with Learning Disabilities and Their Nondisabled Peers
Irvin, Matthew J.; Farmer, Thomas W.; Weiss, Margaret P.; Meece, Judith L.; Byun, Soo-yong; McConnell, Bethany M.; Petrin, Robert A.
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v26 n1 p2-14 Feb 2011
This study examined the school perceptions and educational aspirations of 6,599 rural high school students, a sample that included 428 students with learning disabilities (LD). Regardless of disability status, rural high school students who had negative perceptions of school had less well-defined postsecondary educational plans and less often aspired to complete college or pursue an advanced degree. Compared to nondisabled youth, rural students with LD were more likely to have negative perceptions of school and lower postsecondary aspirations. However, students with LD who had positive perceptions of school more often planned to pursue postsecondary education and aspired to complete college or an advanced degree. Implications for research and interventions pertaining to the educational attainment of students with LD are discussed.
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Educational Attainment, Academic Aspiration, Rural Education, High School Students, Educational Attitudes, College Bound Students, Noncollege Bound Students, Student Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Achievement Need, Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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