ERIC Number: ED050866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Mobile Office Education Unit Utilization with Migrant Workers in Box Elder School District. Final Report, March 1971.
Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.
Contracted by the U.S. Office of Education, this program utilized a mobile office-education unit designed to provide office education to migrant workers in Brigham City, Utah, to thus expand their vocational opportunities. Stated objectives were that each student would (1) demonstrate "touch" knowledge of the typing keyboard and skills necessary to type from copy, (2) increase his spelling ability, (3) increase his English usage capability, (4) increase his English reading capability, and (5) demonstrate ability to solve routine practical arithmetic problems. The 17 two-hour evening sessions, held Tuesday/Thursday and Monday/Wednesday, were attended at least once by 29 students (19 students attended 5 or more sessions). Evaluation of the objectives was based on results of interviews, observations, objective testing, attendance data, and data from the Utah Migrant Council. Using the Wilcoxons' signed ranks test and the u- and F-tests on test scores, it was determined that the first 4 stated objectives were met by most students. The fifth objective had been met before program institution. Typing skills gained were negligible but contributed to large gains in spelling, English usage, and reading skills. Six tables and recommendations are included. A related document is ED 043 446. (MJB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.