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ERIC Number: ED010792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Sep
Pages: 84
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Reference Count: 0
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STUDY OF ILLITERACY IN TEXAS AS RELATED TO VOCATIONAL EDUCATION.
ADAIR, J.B.
BECAUSE OF THE LARGE EDUCATIONALLY DEFICIENT SEGMENT OF THE TEXAS POPULATION, A STUDY WAS AUTHORIZED TO RELATE ILLITERACY TO ADULT VOCATIONAL EDUCATION. THE STUDY WAS BASED ON THE ASSUMPTIONS THAT THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ILLITERACY AND (1) MEMBERSHIP IN AN ETHNIC GROUP, (2) LOW SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, (3) CRIME, AND (4) UNEMPLOYMENT AND ABILITY TO PURSUE VOCATIONAL TRAINING. THE REPORT IS DIVIDED INTO FIVE SECTIONS--(1) DEVELOPMENT OF LITERACY PROGRAMS IN TEXAS, (2) DISTRIBUTION OF ILLITERACY IN TEXAS, (3) ILLITERACY IN RELATION TO CRIME, (4) ECONOMIC STATUS AND ILLITERACY, AND (5) UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG ILLITERATES. LITTLE ORGANIZED EFFORT HAD BEEN MADE FROM 1942 TO 1957 TO COMBAT ILLITERACY. THE TEXAS LITERARY COUNCIL WAS ORGANIZED IN 1959 AND HAS 25 AFFILIATED COUNCILS, WITH ALL TEACHING DONE BY VOLUNTARY TEACHERS. ILLITERACY AMONG LATIN AMERICANS AND NONWHITES WAS ALMOST FOUR TIMES THAT OF THE ANGLO POPULATION. ABOUT ONE-FOURTH OF THE ILLITERATE POPULATION WAS LOCATED IN AREAS OF HIGH CONCENTRATION OF MIGRANT WORKERS. ONE OF THE EIGHT RECOMMENDATIONS WAS THAT THE TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY SHOULD ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR INITIATING A PROGRAM OF BASIC AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers: Texas (Austin)