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Rural Youth in a Changing Environment; Report of the National Conference (Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, September 22-25, 1963).
Nash, Ruth Cowan, Ed.
To analyze the problems of rural youth in a changing environment, 520 participants from 48 states attended this conference. Winthrop Rockefeller delivered the keynote address, "Let's Listen to Youth," a study prepared for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund concerning the problems, attitudes, and aspirations of rural youth based on the analysis of interviews with 17,094 rural youth interviews and 720 urban youth. The study conclusions were that young people have worthwhile objectives, are willing to exert themselves, feel that the future holds many opportunities for them, are concerned about education, finding a job, making money, and immediate family and marital problems. Participants were involved in topical meetings, workshops, youth panels, and major presentations by national leaders. Priorities for action were listed as: (1) Increase Awareness of the Problems of Rural Youth, (2) Mobilize the Rural Community for Action, (3) Strengthen the Schools, (4) Initiate and Expand Related Educational Programs, (5) Improve Programs in Guidance and Counseling, (6) Expand Opportunities for Employment, (7) Provide Necessary Community Services, (8) Foster Moral and Spiritual Values, (9) Assist in Adjustment to Urban Living, and (10) Conduct Appropriate Research. Reports and recommendations of specific workshop committees, followup activities, and programs projects for rural youth are contained in the report. (DM)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Conference Reports, Educational Needs, Low Income Groups, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Program Descriptions, Rural to Urban Migration, Rural Urban Differences, Rural Youth, Social Change, Urban Environment, Urban Youth, Vocational Education, Youth, Youth Agencies, Youth Clubs, Youth Employment, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
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Authoring Institution: National Committee for Children and Youth, Washington, DC.