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ERIC Number: ED018752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 28
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SUMMARY OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND DISAPPOINTMENTS, TUSKEGEE INSTITUTE-OEO SEASONALLY EMPLOYED AGRICULTURAL WORKERS EDUCATIONAL PROJECT, NOVEMBER 1, 1966-OCTOBER 31, 1967.
PINNOCK, THEODORE J.; TAYLOR, G.W.
THE SEASONALLY EMPLOYED AGRICULTURAL WORKERS PROGRAM WAS SPONSORED BY TUSKEGEE INSTITUTE, UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY, TO PROVIDE BASIC AND PREVOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND NEW GOALS FOR 1,239 FUNCTIONAL ILLITERATES, MOST OF THEM OWNERS OF SMALL FARMS, IN SEVEN ALABAMA COUNTIES. FAMILIES WERE HELPED TO IMPROVE THEIR HOUSING, NUTRITION, SANITATION AND HEALTH FACILITIES, AND FARM CROPS, AND TO REGISTER TO VOTE. IN THE SEVEN MONTH TEACHING PHASE OF THE PROGRAM, ALL BUT 79 OF THE 1,122 PARTICIPANTS SHOWED SOME READING IMPROVEMENT AS MEASURED BY GRAY ORAL READING TESTS. WHILE THE AGENCY REFERRAL PROGRAM WAS NOT AS EFFECTIVE AS IT COULD HAVE BEEN. 57 YOUTHS WERE ACCEPTED AT TRADE SCHOOLS, 48 MEN WERE ACCEPTED FOR MDTA TRAINING, AND 605 PERSONS RECEIVED SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS. THE MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENTS WERE LACK OF COOPERATION FROM THE LOCAL POWER STRUCTURE AND AGENCY ADMINISTRATORS AND HARRASSMENT OF TEACHERS AND PARTICIPANTS. IT APPEARS THAT THE BEST TEACHERS OF ADULTS ARE RECENT COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES WHO HAVE NOT BEEN TRAINED AS TEACHERS OF CHILDREN, AND WHO CAN RELATE TO STUDENTS AS INDIVIDUALS. IF THIS EVIDENCE IS VERIFIED IN THE CONTINUING RESEARCH PHASE OF THE PROGRAM, THE CRITERIA FOR TEACHER SELECTION SHOULD BE REEVALUATED. (DOCUMENT INCLUDES FIVE TABLES.) (AJ)
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Identifiers: ALABAMA; OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY; Tuskegee Institute AL