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ERIC Number: ED027583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec-1
Pages: 20
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Minority Groups Study in the Work Opportunity Center. Report Number 2.
Joseph, M. P.; Almen, R. E.
Some 18% of the total enrollment at the Work Opportunity Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the time of this study, were from some minority group background: Negro, American-Indian, or Spanish-speaking. This study reports some characteristics of students in minority groups. They came from senior or junior high schools where their attendance had been poor. Less than half lived in intact families, and most had been in many different schools, and moved many times. Average scholastic ability was low average, although there was a very wide range. Academic achievement records averaged "D" work, but citizenship records indicated generally acceptable behavior. Some 50% were taking some classes at the center; with Spanish and Indian attendance slightly higher than Negro, although over half the rated sample were rated poor in attendance. A"proximately half were rated acceptable on a personality scale, with another 30% above this. Only 19% were rated ready for a job, although 39% were employed at least part time. (BP)
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Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Work Opportunity Center.