Date of Award
Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)
Educational Administration and Supervision
The number of single parent families is on the rise. In 1980 the u. s. Census Bureau reported that 19% of the nations' school children are now living in a single parent household (S.P.H.) This is an increase from "11% in 1970". The Census Bureau has projected that "48% of all children born in 1980 will live a 'considerable' time with only one parent before they reach the age of 18." Today as many as 12 million children reside in a single parent household (S.P.H.)
Fisher, Dennis, "A comparison of academic achievement, attendance and discipline of children from single parent households and those from dual parent households at Lavista Junior High School." (1983). Student Work. 2706.