ERIC Number: ED056802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Florida Compensatory Migrant "Learn and Earn" Program: An Evaluation.
Cage, Bob N.; And Others
Instituted by the Migrant Section, Florida State Department of Education for the 1970-71 school year, the Migrant Compensatory Learn and Earn Program operatived 30 mobile units (2 on elementary, 4 on high school, and 24 on junior high school campuses) which housed 4 pre-vocational programs (Hospital, Housekeeping, Auto Tune-up, and Supermarket) on 21 school campuses in 5 Florida counties: Broward, Hillsborough, Orange, Palm Beach, and Polk. For evaluative purposes, pre- and post-test data were collected on this sample of 441 participating students using various instruments, checklists, surveys, and work sample tests ranging from the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test to teachers' weekly reports. Evaluation revealed that the experimental group generally showed no significant advantage over the control group (n=353) in terms of reading comprehension, arithmetic-computation ability, and self-esteem; however, significant positive findings for the experimental group were indicated in the students' participatory ability in conducting oral job interviews and completing job application forms; in 11 of 14 areas of on-the-job work functions; in attendance; and in personal appearance, behavior, relationship to peers, and punctuality. Included in the document are 13 recommendations, 17 tables, and 17 appendixes showing and describing the program and evaluative instrumentation used. (MJB)
Descriptors: Attendance, Attitudes, Basic Skills, Behavior Change, Cognitive Development, Employment Interviews, Hygiene, Job Training, Mathematics Education, Migrant Education, Mobile Educational Services, Participation, Personality Development, Prevocational Education, Program Evaluation, Reading Development, Self Esteem, Speech Communication
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Programs for the Disadvantaged.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. for Development of Human Resources.; Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.