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Education for the Rural Disadvantaged [microform] : Summary of Findings and Conclusions of an Experimental Study. Research Report / David L. Williams and Others
Bib ID 5242174
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Williams, David L
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1970 
44 p. 

To accomplish the objectives of the Rural Education, Disadvantaged Youth research project, referred to as Project REDY, the research staff members first attempted to develop a close working relationship with selected disadvantaged rural families through family interviews. Immediately following each interview, the interviewers tape recorded their impressions and observations of the home surroundings, family characteristics, conditions of the residence, family morale and adjustment, and family opinions regarding the community and education. These observations and those of local coordinators comprised the first section of this report. For the formal research, reported in the second section, 1 depressed rural county in Illinois was chosen and 2 random samples were drawn: 1 of all families in the area and 1 of the severely disadvantaged families. The 4 dimensions studied were economic, psychological, sociological, and anthropological. Also in the second section were (1) a summary of the characteristics of severely disadvantaged families residing in a selected depressed rural area; (2) an overview of the development of the model vocationally oriented, family-centered educational program, which was a major project objective; (3) a discussion of findings and conclusions pertaining to the evaluation of the REDY Educational Program; and (4) a statement of implications and recommendations. (PS)


Sponsoring Agency: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Comprehensive and Vocational Education Research.

Contract Number: OEG-0-9-585041-0773(085).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academic Achievement.  |  Agriculture.  |  Educational Programs.  |  Evaluation.  |  Family Life.  |  Health.  |  Occupational Aspiration.  |  Poverty.  |  Religion.  |  Rural Education.  |  Social Environment.  |  Vocational Education.  |  Project REDY
Other authors/contributors Illinois Univ., Urbana. Div. of Agricultural Education
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