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ERIC Number: ED262261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 133
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Needs of Hispanics in the Lansing, Michigan Area: A Survey.
Gonzalez-Toro, Carmen
A study surveyed the Hispanic population in Lansing, Michigan, to assess the degree of their awareness and participation in cooperative extension service programs. Data were collected from 62 returned questionnaires (of 234 mailed) and interviews with 14 persons (of a potential sample of 22 individuals identified as being potential key informants). The study reinforced the idea that a strong relationship exists between people's awareness of an educational program and their participation in it. Both respondent groups perceived the 4-H youth program and the home economics programs as being highly needed. Furthermore, those respondents found to be participating in extension education programs tended to be more highly skilled and more highly educated than were the nonparticipants. Persons identified as being participants in extension education were also more likely to be employed and older (middle aged) than were the nonparticipants. (Appendixes to this report include the mail questionnaire, which is written in both Spanish and English; the interview schedule; miscellaneous survey-related correspondence; a breakdown of respondents' data; and a comparison of characteristics of the mail questionnaire respondents with nonrespondents.) (MN)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan