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ERIC Number: ED064618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-1
Pages: 22
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Migrant Labor: Teaching, Research and Policy; A Final Report to the Ford Foundation on a Four Year Project.
Friedland, William H.
This study involving migrant agricultural workers began in 1966 and continued for four summers. In its initial conception, the two projects that were carried on, the Cornell Migrant Labor Project and the California Agricultural Workers Study, were intended to accomplish three basic functions: (1) to influence the development of policy; (2) to integrate more effectively the functions of instruction and research by involving undergraduates in policy-oriented study and by utilizing their own work to provide the basis for sociological instruction; and (3) to make contributions to general sociology. Only the second of these was significantly accomplished. The integration of teaching and research in the program was carried out through four phases of activity: (1) careful selection of student participants; (2) a preparatory seminar held during the semester preceding the summer field work; (3) field research during an eight-week period in summer; and (4) an analysis seminar held during the semester following the summer field work. Results of a questionnaire evaluating the impact of the project on the students showed their approval of this method of sociological instruction. (CL)
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
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