Within the past ten years p5ychologists have seen more and more evidence from their research that the influence of social class of the school pupil may be as important in determining the success of the individual child as is his mental age, his chronological age, his physical development and his emotional stability. Eells, Davis, Havighurst, Herrick and Tyler (1) have presented this kind of information. Of special importance to the teacher as she considers the problem of classroom motivation is the wide differences which have been found between the social class of the teacher and the majority of her pupils. Davis (2) has said, "More than 70 out of every 100 of our elementary school children come from .... lower socioeconomic groups .... (but) more than 95 out of every 100 teachers are from the middle socio-economic groups."
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Dreier, William H.
"Socio-Economic Status of a Sample of Rural Future Teachers Compared with Status of Rural Pupils in School,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 62:
, Article 60.
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