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ERIC Number: ED011228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec-3
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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READING AND BASIC SUBJECT MATTER ACHIEVEMENT OF JOB CORPS URBAN CENTER TRAINEES.
KLING, MARTIN
IN AN ADDRESS THE AUTHOR DESCRIBED A STUDY OF THE GAINS IN READING, ARITHMETIC, AND LANGUAGE OVER A 3-MONTH PERIOD MADE BY JOB CORPS ENROLLEES AT CAMP KILMER. THESE ENROLLEES WERE BETWEEN 16 AND 21 YEARS OLD, CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES, SCHOOL DROPOUTS FOR 3 MONTHS OR MORE, UNABLE TO HOLD AN ADEQUATE JOB, UNDERPRIVILEGED BECAUSE OF IMPOVERISHED SURROUNDINGS, AND IN NEED OF A CHANGE OF ENVIRONMENT TO BECOME USEFUL AND PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS. FROM THE ORIGINAL GROUP OF 1,100 TESTED IN MARCH 1966, ONLY 394 CORPSMEN WERE AVAILABLE TO TAKE RETESTS IN JULY 1966. THE COMPLETE BATTERY OF THE JUNIOR HIGH LEVEL, CALIFORNIA ACHIEVEMENT TESTS FOR GRADES 7, 8, AND 9, WAS ADMINISTERED. FORM X WAS ADMINISTERED IN MARCH, AND FORM Y WAS GIVEN IN JULY. FINDINGS INDICATED THAT (1) THESE INDIVIDUALS WERE FUNCTIONING AT THE BEGINNING OF THE JUNIOR HIGH LEVEL IN READING, ARITHMETIC, AND LANGUAGE, (2) THERE WERE NO STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT CHANGES OVER A 3-MONTH PERIOD FOR EITHER READING, ARITHMETIC, OR LANGUAGE, AND (3) THE MEANS WERE STABLE AS INDICATED BY THE RELATIVELY SMALL STANDARD ERRORS ON THE PRE-TESTS AND POST-TESTS. FINDINGS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH ARE DISCUSSED. TABLES AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE INCLUDED. THIS PAPER WAS AN INVITED ADDRESS TO THE ANNUAL MEETING NATIONAL READING CONFERENCE, "JUNIOR COLLEGE AND ADULT READING PROGRAMS--EXPANDING FIELDS" (16TH, ST. PETERSBURG, DECEMBER 1-3, 1966). (RH)
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Identifiers: CAMP KILMER; Florida (Saint Petersburg)