ERIC Number: ED023529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Development of Human Resources through a Vocationally Oriented Education Program for Disadvantaged Families in Depressed Rural Areas. Interim Report No. 2.
Fuller, Gerald R.; Phipps, Lloyd J.
One aspect of Project REDY (Rural Education-Disadvantaged Youth) was to explore the degree of upward social and occupational mobility which society might realiztically expect from residents of a rural economically depressed area. Social class structure was identified as a related factor and examined in a rural, Southern Illinois county. It was found that the sociological phenomenon of class stratification of the economically depressed area studied was characterized as primarily middle, upper-working, and working class. It was concluded that an agrarian economically depressed area generally contained youth and adults who wanted to and would work. However, the majority of the youth and adults tended to select lower status occupations due to local availability and social circumstances. An implication drawn from the study was that full development of economically depressed rural areas will occur when business, industry, and education join forces in a planned, systematic attack on economic and social problems. A bibliography concludes the report. Related documents are RC 002 834 and RC 002 836. (SW)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Experimental Programs, Family Involvement, Poverty Areas, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Social Class, Social Structure, Vocational Education
Rurban Educational Development Laboratory, 357 Education Building, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Illinois; Project REDY