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Liu, Dongfang; Ku, Heng-Yu; Morgan, Thomas Lee – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The condition of poverty is pervasive worldwide and is multifaceted in its ability to have a deleterious generational impact. Although China has greatly reduced the proportion of people living in abject poverty over the past three decades, there are still millions of families living in extreme poverty. This study investigated the influences of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Environment, Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement
Marchant, Gregory J.; McCreary, John J. – Online Submission, 2018
This report investigates factors relevant to choosing locations conducive to both attainment and maintenance of a teaching career. In addition to salary and cost of living, the investigators compiled and ranked variables related to family, such as parental income and education, and differences in political structures that affect careers in…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Educational Attainment, Parent Background, Costs
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Chmielewski, Anna K.; Reardon, Sean F. – AERA Open, 2016
In a recent paper, Reardon found that the relationship between family income and children's academic achievement grew substantially stronger in the 1980s and 1990s in the United States. We provide an international context for these results by examining the income-achievement association in 19 other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and…
Descriptors: Income, Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement, Family Income
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Stevenson, Kenneth R. – ERS Spectrum, 2009
School districts, and even states, striving to identify optimal school size are confounded more often than not by the conflicting research findings and theoretical arguments presented throughout the literature. Some writers adamantly declare that smaller schools are a "must" if educational opportunity is to be optimized. Others argue that school…
Descriptors: School Size, Small Schools, Educational Environment, Academic Achievement
Gonzalez, Alejandro – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Migrant families have long been victims of their unusual lifestyle. High poverty conditions combined with constant mobility in search for agricultural work have contributed to their challenging lifestyle. As a result, Latino migrant students are among the least likely to graduate from high school and pursue a college degree. However, in spite of…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Migrant Children, Migrants, Poverty
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Duncan, Greg J.; Morris, Pamela A.; Rodrigues, Chris – Developmental Psychology, 2011
Social scientists do not agree on the size and nature of the causal impacts of parental income on children's achievement. We revisit this issue using a set of welfare and antipoverty experiments conducted in the 1990s. We utilize an instrumental variables strategy to leverage the variation in income and achievement that arises from random…
Descriptors: Family Income, Preschool Children, Attribution Theory, Academic Achievement
Parrett, William H.; Budge, Kathleen – ASCD, 2012
If some schools can overcome the powerful and pervasive effects of poverty to become high performing, shouldn't any school be able to do the same? Shouldn't we be compelled to learn from those schools? Although schools alone will never systemically eliminate poverty, high-poverty, high-performing (HP/HP) schools take control of what they can to…
Descriptors: Poverty, School Culture, Academic Achievement, Educational Environment
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2012
This report presents facts and figures on British Columbia's education for 2012. It is divided into the following seven sections: (1) Schools, which covers: (a) Number of public schools; (b) Number of independent (private) schools; (c) School closures; (d) Rural schools and students; (e) School-district amalgamation; and (f) School safety: Seismic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Private Schools, School Closing
Guisbond, Lisa – National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest), 2012
Ten years have passed since President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind (NCLB), making it the educational law of the land. A review of a decade of evidence demonstrates that NCLB has failed badly both in terms of its own goals and more broadly. It has neither significantly increased academic performance nor significantly reduced…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Testing Programs, Academic Achievement, High Stakes Tests
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Gyansah, Samuel Tieku; Soku, Rejoice; Esilfie, Gabriel – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
This research was conducted purposely to examine child delinquency on pupils' academic performance. Fumesua Municipal Assembly (M/A) primary school was used as the case study for the research. The specific objectives of the study are to find out the factors that contribute to child delinquent behavior, identify, if delinquent behavior influence…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Academic Achievement, Sampling, Interviews
California State Dept. of Industrial Relations, San Francisco. Fair Employment Practices Commission. – 1964
Analyses of population statistics for persons with Spanish surnames in California in 1960 indicate a movement from rural to urban areas, although not to the extent that Negro or total nonwhite populations have become urbanized. Unemployment rates for persons with Spanish surnames remain above those for the total white population, and automation…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Education, Employment Level, Employment Opportunities
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Hofferth, Sandra L.; Moore, Kristin A. – American Sociological Review, 1979
Early childbearing is shown to have an effect on the education of the mother, the size of her ultimate family, and her labor force participation. Early first birth was found to be less detrimental to the later economic well being of Black women than of White women. (RLV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Mothers, Economic Status, Employment Potential
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Education Fund, Washington, DC. – 1987
This conference assessed the conditions confronting the Hispanic community's children at risk. Among those addressing the salient issues of Hispanic child poverty were social scientists, policymakers, academics, and social service administrators. The conference agenda, seeking to outline the scope of Latino child poverty, highlights the following…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, At Risk Persons, Disadvantaged Youth, Family Characteristics
Miller-Whitehead, Marie – 2003
This study provides an overview of class size research, examples of various class size and pupil-teacher-ratio (PTR) configurations commonly used by practitioners, and the most recent findings of scientifically controlled experimental Tennessee STAR studies. The learning environment is hierarchical in nature, with student-level data influenced by…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Size, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
Grant, D. R. B.; And Others – 1983
This monograph describes the developmental context of disadvantaged children in the English-speaking Caribbean. Reported in nontechnical language are the frequencies of responses on a parent interview schedule made by a sample of heads of households with children 0 to 3 years of age. Section 1, part 1 presents information on type of family union,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attachment Behavior, Child Rearing, Developing Nations
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