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ERIC Number: ED002351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Jan
Pages: 31
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A PLANNED COMMUNITY FOR MIGRATORY FARM WORKERS--A PROPOSAL FOR A DEMONSTRATION PROJECT.
PEERY, A.B.
A DEMONSTRATION PROJECT FOR MIGRATORY FARM LABORERS HOME-BASED IN SOUTH TEXAS IS PROPOSED. THE PURPOSE IS TO DESIGN A PLANNED COMMUNITY CONTAINING HOUSING, HEALTH FACILITIES, ORIENTATION AND EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES, JOB-PLACEMENT FACILITIES, AND SOCIAL, RECREATIONAL, AND COMMERCIAL FACILITIES. THE PLANNED COMMUNITY WOULD PROVIDE SAFE, SANITARY, AND DECENT SHELTER, IT WOULD PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPLEMENT STABILIZING JOB-PLACEMENT PRACTICES. SOCIAL AGENCIES AND TEACHERS WOULD HAVE A BASE FROM WHICH TO BEGIN THE WORK OF ORIENTATION AND EDUCATION TO ENABLE THE MIGRANT TO FIND A PRODUCTIVE AND STABLE PLACE IN THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL LIFE OF THE COMMUNITY. A NEIGHBORHOOD OF HOUSES WOULD FORM A COMMUNITY TO FIT THE NEEDS OF THE MIGRATORY FARM LABOR FAMILY. JOB-PLACEMENT FACILITIES WOULD FORM AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE COMMUNITY CONCEPT. HEALTH FACILITIES OF AT LEAST A MINIMAL NATUE SHOULD BE PROVIDED. SPACE FOR CHEST X-RAY. INOCULATION, MATERNITY CARE, AND CONSULTATION IS ESSENTIAL TO BEGIN TO REVERSE THE HIGH INCIDENCE AMONG MIGRANTS OF TUBERCULOSIS AND OTHER RESPIRATORY DISEASES, INFANT MORTALITY, AND PARASITIC INFESTATION. SPACE FOR THE EDUCATION AND ORIENTATION OF MIGRANTS SHOULD CONTAIN ROOM FOR A LANGUAGE PROGRAM. SOCIAL, RECREATIONAL, AND COMMERCIAL FACILITIES WOULD GROW AS THE COMMUNITY BECOMES MORE STABLE. THE SELECTION OF THE SITE FOR THE PROJECT DEPENDS UPON SPONSORSHIP AND AVAILABILITY OF FINANCING. ANALYSIS SHOULD BE MADE OF INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE NEEDS OF MIGRANTS, OF SUITABLE AND AVAILABLE SITES FOR THE PROJECT, AND OF METHODS OF FINANCING. A PROGRAM SHOULD BE DRAFTED WHICH CONTAINS THE CHOICE OF THE SPONSOR, THE CHOICE OF SITE, THE BUDGET, THE METHOD OF FINANCING, AND THE DESIGN AND PLANNING CRITERIA FOR DEVELOPMENT. DESIGN SHOULD INCLUDE NEIGHBORHOOD AND SITE PLANS, BUILDING DESIGNS, OUTLINE SPECIFICATIONS OF CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES, AND COST ESTIMATES. GRAPHS INTERPRETING STATISTICS AND LETTERS OF EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST AND COOPERATION FROM COMMUNITY LEADERS ARE INCLUDED.
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Authoring Institution: Bishops Committee for the Spanish Speaking, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers: TEXAS; Texas (San Antonio)