ERIC Number: ED186068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-24
Reference Count: 0
A Bilingual Follow-Up Study of a VEA Funded Community Project.
A follow-up study was conducted by Skyline College (SC) to determine the effectiveness of an "economically depressed area" project undertaken by the college in Spring 1979 to promote SC's programs among low income area residents and to provide information to this group on consumer-related issues and community service agencies. During the project, a five-page promotional brochure describing, in Spanish and English, SC's home economics program and a 22-page, bilingual consumer guide were sent to 12,000 homes in northern San Mateo County that were selected using 1970 census tract data. Two months later, a telephone follow-up of 689 randomly selected recipients was conducted by four bilingual interviewers; 437 interviews were actually completed. Follow-up results indicate that 148 of the interviewees acknowledged receipt of the materials and that 67 had read them. While 21 said they kept the materials for further use and 39 said they found the materials useful, only eight respondents indicated that they would like to take courses at SC. Appendixes to the report include the cover letter mailed with the brochures and the telephone interview guide. (JP)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Consumer Education, Course Descriptions, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Demand, Followup Studies, Information Dissemination, Information Utilization, Outreach Programs, Program Effectiveness, Publicity, Questionnaires, Spanish Speaking, Two Year Colleges, Use Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Skyline Coll., San Bruno, CA.
Identifiers: Bilingual Instructional Material
Note: Paper presented at the California Community/Junior College Association Research and Development Commission Conference (Monterey, CA, April 23-25, 1980)