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ERIC Number: ED011281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jul
Pages: 47
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Reference Count: 0
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VOCATIONAL ADVISORY SERVICE YOUTH AND WORK PROGRAM.
LEUBLING, HARRY E.; TROBE, ADELE S.
THE ACTIVITIES OF A PROGRAM ESTABLISHED TO INCREASE THE EMPLOYABILITY AND IMPROVE THE OVERALL ADJUSTMENT OF THE SCHOOL DROPOUT ARE REPORTED. THE REPORT DISCUSSES (1) THE NUMBER AND SOURCES OF REFERRALS, (2) CHARACTERISTICS AND ASSESSMENTS OF THE CLIENT POPULATION, AND (3) THE SERVICE OFFERED OVER A 33-MONTH PERIOD. THE PROGRAM PROVIDED THE DROPOUT WITH COUNSELING, PSYCHOLOGICAL APPRAISAL, SOCIAL CASEWORK, PREVOCATIONAL TRAINING AND WORK ADJUSTMENT AID, REMEDIAL EDUCATION, JOB PLACEMENT, AND FOLLOWUP SERVICES. IT WAS FOUND THAT DESPITE SOME OF THE DROPOUTS' INADEQUATE MOTIVATION OR HEALTH OR PSYCHIATRIC PROBLEMS, 55 PERCENT OF THOSE ENROLLED IN THE PROGRAM OBTAINED EMPLOYMENT AND MAINTAINED IT FOR A LONGER PERIOD THAN THEY HAD PREVIOUSLY, AND 15 PERCENT OF THEM RETURNED TO SCHOOL. THESE FINDINGS ARE CONSIDERED PRELIMINARY IN THAT LONG-TERM JOB STABILITY AND ADJUSTMENT ARE STILL TO BE EVALUATED. THIS REPORT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE FINDINGS OF A RESEARCH DESIGN WHICH WILL COMPARE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THIS PROGRAM WITH A PROGRAM OFFERING ONLY JOB ASSISTANCE. THESE FINDINGS WILL SUBSEQUENTLY BE REPORTED BY THE NEW YORK STATE DIVISION FOR YOUTH. (JL)
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Authoring Institution: Vocational Advisory Service, New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)