ERIC Number: ED365485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-28
Reference Count: N/A
A Needs Assessment Survey of Hispanic Oklahoma City Residents in High Density Areas. A Report of Findings.
Curiel, Herman; And Others
A survey of Hispanic residents of Oklahoma City assessed their knowledge of and need for health, social, and educational services. Home interviews were conducted with 212 Hispanic households in areas identified as having a high density of Hispanics. One adult was interviewed in each household. Interviewee characteristics included 28% under age 25, 54% female, 60% married, 84% with children, 63% with no formal education in English, 74% with less than 7 years schooling, 59% currently employed, and 70% immigrant. About half indicated a preference for communication in Spanish, while about a third were bilingual with no language preference. Respondents were generally uninformed about community services and indicated a number of needs that could be met by available services. The highest priority was given to educational needs, particularly English classes, GED instruction, and adult literacy programs. There was also a high level of perceived community need for health-related services. The highest priority human-services needs were job placement, housing, crisis intervention, and day care. Of respondents with children currently or recently in school, 72% expressed satisfaction with their children's schooling, and few endorsed needs for bilingual education, smaller classes, or other educational change. Over 70% saw a need for recreation centers for youth, and about half supported needs for alternative education and counseling services for troubled youth. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Latino Community Development Agency, Oklahoma City, OK.
Identifiers: Oklahoma (Oklahoma City)