ERIC Number: ED175609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Farmworker Needs--Agency Services: A Study of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers and Service Agencies in a Four County Central Florida Area.
Goyette, Cherie A.; And Others
Assessment of farmworker needs and resource agencies revealed that a significant number of migrant and seasonal farmworkers are not receiving essential services available to them. Interviews conducted with 475 farmworkers gathered demographic data and information about perceived needs, knowledge and use of agencies, and satisfaction with services. Assessment of resources focused on Florida State Employment Service, Manpower Services (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act), and Adult Migrant Education Programs. Interviews with program managers and questionnaires completed by support staff provided information about agency procedures, compliance with federal regulations, problems in delivering services to farmworkers, and staff attitudes toward client groups. Data analysis using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences led to specific recommendations for improving service delivery, e.g., expansion of the Migrant Education Program, more effective use of local news media to publicize farmworker services, and numerous measures to expand employment opportunities. Three program models which could improve coordination of agency services were proposed: a centralized, comprehensive referral and intake system; an inter-agency staff training program; or a consolidated outreach staff for all agencies serving farmworkers. Data tables and research instruments are appended. (JH)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Agricultural Laborers, Delivery Systems, Demography, Employment Services, Farm Labor, Human Services, Interviews, Labor Problems, Migrant Education, Migrant Employment, Migrant Problems, Migrant Workers, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs, Program Evaluation, Research Reports, Seasonal Employment, Seasonal Laborers, Socioeconomic Influences, Staff Role, Surveys, Tables (Data), Use Studies, Wages
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.; Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Florida Technological Univ., Orlando. Div. of Sponsored Research.
Identifiers - Location: Florida