ERIC Number: ED060974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
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An Examination of the Receptivity of Mexican-American and Anglo Rural Disadvantaged to Educational Programs.
Tindall, Lloyd W.; And Others
In order to determine the willingness of rural disadvantaged to participate in educational programs, 125 rural male Anglo and Mexican American household heads, both on and off welfare, were interviewed. The stratified sample was drawn from 4 Michigan counties. Based on findings from the 81 questions, these conclusions were made: Mexican Americans were more willing to participate in educational classes than Anglos, and both groups desired to participate in such classes to get a job or a better job; there was no difference in willingness of these groups to participate in educational programs on the basis of welfare or nonwelfare status; decisions to participate would tend to be determined by the character of a prospective job; respondents were willing to participate in classes pertaining to their personal, educational, and social welfare (e.g., classes on buying food or obtaining credit); respondents tended to see themselves favorably in terms of ability to be hired for a job, run their own business, or be leaders; respondents indicated that classes should last no longer than 6 months; transportation to class was viewed as a problem; respondents would not spend their own money for tuition or supplies; age, residence, miles to high school, educational achievement, number of children, income, size of town shopped in, and time lived in Michigan did not affect willingness of the respondents to participate in classes; and proximity to a community college or university did affect willingness to participate. Included in the document are the study description, study implications, the questionnaire, and a guide for identifying disadvantaged household heads. (MJB)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Center for Rural Manpower and Public Affairs.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan