ERIC Number: ED061424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Educational Program Development for the Rural Disadvantaged. Research Report.
Thomas, Hollie B.; And Others
As part of a far-reaching research project on educational needs of the rural disadvantaged, this phase of the Rural Education Disadvantaged Youth Project (Project REDY) dealt with the development and evaluation of a vocationally-oriented family-centered educational program. The model program, which was field-tested at a single site, focused upon: (1) youth and their career choices, (2) family financial management, and (3) improvement of family income. The research design employed was a pre- and posttest control group design with two control groups. Information was gathered by means of standardized instruments tested in a pilot study earlier in Project REDY, a Family Data Record, a School Data Record Form, and interview schedules. Conclusions regarding the sample were stated in terms of: (1) family residence, (2) farm business, (3) financial assistance, (4) race and nationality, and (5) geographic mobility. Conclusions concerning the program evaluation cover such points as: (1) community variables, (2) morale variables, (3) social class, (4) deprivation, (5) leisure time activities, and (6) parental desires for their children. Related documents are available as ED 041 663, and VT 014 786 in this issue. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Div. of Agricultural Education.