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ERIC Number: ED001614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jul-1
Pages: 8
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TWO PROJECTS FOR DROPOUT YOUTH. ANNUAL REPORT.
SYNDERMAN, GEORGE S.; AND OTHERS
THE JEWISH EMPLOYMENT AND VOCATIONAL SERVICE (JEVS), A NONSECTARIAN, NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION, CONDUCTED TWO PROJECTS WITH THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE EMPLOYMENT SERVICE AND THE PHILADELPHIA COUNCIL FOR COMMUNITY ADVANCEMENT. THE FIRST PROJECT DEALT WITH 79 TEENAGERS CONSIDERED TO BE HOSTILE, AGGRESSIVE, DEFIANT AND UNMOTIVATED. EACH STUDENT WAS COUNSELED AND EVALUATED TO DETERMINE WHETHER HE WAS EMOTIONALLY AND PHYSICALLY ABLE TO ORIENT HIMSELF TO A SYSTEMATIC PROGRAM OF DEVELOPMENT. THE PROJECT WAS DESIGNED TO UNCOVER AND REVEAL PARTICULAR STUDENT COMPETENCIES, LIMITATIONS OF LITERACY AND THE LEVEL OF THE YOUTH'S ABILITY AND DESIRE TO REHABILITATE HIMSELF. EVALUATIONS WERE CONTINUED IN A WORKSHOP SETTING DESIGNED TO INTRODUCE HIM TO SAMPLE JOB OPERATIONS. THE PROGRAM WAS SERIOUSLY AFFECTED WHEN THE BOARD OF EDUCATION DECLINED TO PARTICIPATE, AND TO PROVIDE REMEDIAL READING AND ARITHMETIC OR VOCATIONAL TRAINING. THE PROGRAM WAS CONDUCTED A SECOND TIME AND INVOLVED 253 STUDENTS. AS THE RESULT OF THE TWO PROJECTS, 19 STUDENTS WERE PLACED IN TRAINING AND 66 IN JOBS, 83 WHO WERE CONSIDERED UNTRAINABLE AND UNEMPLOYABLE WERE DROPPED FROM THE PROGRAM.
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Authoring Institution: Jewish Employment and Vocational Service, Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)