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ERIC Number: ED020987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Pages: 5
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Reference Count: 0
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NEW ROAD FOR YOUNG MIGRANTS.
ORSINI, BETTE
THE FEDERALLY-FINANCED HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA AT TAMPA PROVIDES A HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION TO DROPOUTS FROM MIGRANT AND SEASONAL FARMWORKER FAMILIES. APPLICANTS MUST BE FROM POVERTY FAMILIES AND BETWEEN THE AGES OF 17 AND 22. CURRENTLY, THE TAMPA PROGRAM HAS 48 STUDENTS, MOST OF WHOM ARE NEGROES. STUDENTS LIVE ON CAMPUS, ARE GIVEN $10 WEEKLY FOR EXPENSES, AND RECEIVE TWO ROUND-TRIP TICKETS TO THEIR HOMES. PROGRAM PERSONNEL PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE TEST WHICH GIVES THEM A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AND PROVIDES AID TO THOSE WHO PASS IN PLANNING POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION. ONE IMPORTANT FEATURE OF THE PROGRAM IS SPEECH TRAINING, IN WHICH STANDARD ENGLISH IS TAUGHT AS A SECOND LANGUAGE. THE PROGRAM ATTEMPTS TO PREPARE THESE DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS TO MOVE INTO THE MIDDLE-CLASS CULTURE. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE "SOUTHERN EDUCATION REPORT," VOLUME 3, NUMBER 7, MARCH 1968. (NH)
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Identifiers: FLORIDA; Florida (Tampa); University of South Florida