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Title:History of Immigrant Female Students in Chicago Public Schools, 1900--1950
Author(s):Robinson, Stephanie Nicole
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Anderson, James D.
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Bilingual and Multicultural
Abstract:This dissertation uses historical analysis of the 1900--1950 era of Americanization, immigration, and school response. The study group is female students primarily from Chicago's major immigrant communities: Irish, Jewish, Italian, and Polish. Previous histories on immigrant education used ethnic differences to explain disparities in educational attainment among Irish, Italian, Polish, and Jewish immigrant groups. However, these studies used data, which primarily focused on the male members of these ethnic groups. This study found that gender and the lack of opportunity to attend school affects educational attainment more than ethnic differences regarding the value of education. It also found similarities across cultures in parental expectations regarding the nature and purpose of education for female children.
Issue Date:2002
Description:200 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3044209
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2002

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