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The Educational Consequences of Mobility for California Students and Schools. Research Series [microform] / Russell W. Rumberger, Katherine A. Larson and Robert K. Ream
Bib ID 5669573
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
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Rumberger, Russell W
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1999 
136 p. 
Summary

This study examined three important aspects of student mobility (incidence, consequences, and causes) as they apply to students and schools in California, especially at the secondary level. The study drew on an extensive set of data on California students, parents, and schools that included surveys of 1,114 8th graders followed over 6 years as part of the National Education Longitudinal Study, surveys of 10th graders in 56 schools (part of the High School Effectiveness Study), interviews with 19 mobile high school students and their parents, and interviews with 32 educators. Mobility rates of California students are generally higher than elsewhere in the United States. Almost 75% of California students made unscheduled school changes between grades 1 and 12, compared to 60% of the rest of the United States. Student mobility is prevalent among all ethnic and immigrant groups in California. Overall, only half of high school changes result from changes in family residence. In fact, students themselves often initiate changes at the high school level. Findings indicate that students suffer psychologically, socially, and academically from mobility. Mobility also has effects on classrooms and schools that must deal with mobile students. Some suggestions are made for reducing student mobility and coping with it when it does occur. An appendix contains tables of study data. (Contains 12 tables, 13 figures, and 67 references.) (SLD)

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Family Mobility.  |  Secondary Education.  |  Secondary School Students.  |  Student Mobility.  |  Transfer Students.  |  California
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Larson, Katherine A., author  |  Ream, Robert K., author  |  Palardy, Gregory J., author  |  Policy Analysis for California Education, Berkeley, CA
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