ERIC Number: ED043446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Evaluation of Mobile Office Education Unit Utilization with Migrant Workers in Box Elder School District. Final Report.
Utah Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, Salt Lake City.; Utah State Dept. of Public Instruction, Salt Lake City.
The purpose of this mobile-unit vocational education program was to focus on the basic communication skills, business skills, and math skills believed necessary to qualify better the migrant worker in securing entry jobs in the field of office occupations. The program was designed to meet the needs of the migrant worker from 14 to 30 years of age. Of 29 entering students, 8 completed the 8-week course. All of the 8 students indicated positive attitudes toward school and toward the types of skills taught, although 2 reacted negatively to reading. Greater gains were made in those skills which allowed for manipulation and self-discovery than in those which were taught by the lecture method. Included as recommendations were that there be closer coordination between educational programs for migrant workers; that some method be developed to provide for continuous educational programs as migrant workers move; and that counseling services be made available for employment and educational counseling. (JH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Utah Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, Salt Lake City.; Utah State Dept. of Public Instruction, Salt Lake City.