ERIC Number: ED024547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Reading and Basic Subject Matter Achievement of Job Corps Urban Center Trainees.
A description and evaluation of the educational achievement of Job Corps trainees at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey, during a 3-month period are given. Related literature is reviewed. Criteria fo" choosing camp enrollees are stated, and a comparison i s made of the Kilmer Corpsmen and Corpsmen throughout the country which shows Kilmer's to be slightly older and higher in achievement than the average. Results of pretesting and post-testing are presented, indicating no "tatistically significant differences in reading, arithmetic, or language achievement. The idea of compensating for disadvantaged education is discussed along with the limitations of the study. Suggestions for further research and a bibliography are included. (JB)
Descriptors: Adult Reading Programs, Disadvantaged Environment, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Legislation, Educationally Disadvantaged, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Testing
National Reading Conference, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisc. 53233
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Identifiers: Job Corps
Note: Reprint from 16th "yearbook of the National Reading Conference, Junior College and Adult Reading Programs - Expanding Fields.