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ERIC Number: ED015286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb
Pages: 10
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Reference Count: 0
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EVALUATION OF NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CORPS PROJECTS. ABSTRACT.
Neighborhood Youth Corps (DOL), Washington, DC.
THIS SUMMARY OF DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES' EVALUATION REPORT, PREPARED BY STAFF OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CORPS (NYC), REFLECTS THEIR INTERPRETATION OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REPORT. DATA WERE COLLECTED FROM QUESTIONNAIRES ADMINISTERED TO SAMPLES OF 789 TERMINATED AND 942 ACTIVE ENROLLEES IN 30 RANDOMLY CHOSEN RURAL AND URBAN, IN- AND OUT-OF-SCHOOL, AND SMALL AND LARGE NYC PROJECTS IN 22 STATES. NO EVIDENCE OF THE ENROLLMENT OF FINANCIAL INELIGIBLES WAS FOUND. NYC SPONSORS GENERALLY RECOGNIZED FORMS OF DEPRIVATION AND MALADJUSTMENT OTHER THAN EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AS ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA. ABOUT 30 PERCENT OF ALL ENROLLEES RECEIVED SOME FORM OF TESTING, AND 20 PERCENT OF OUT-OF-SCHOOL AND 6.4 PERCENT OF IN-SCHOOL ENROLLEES WERE PROVIDED REMEDIAL EDUCATION. ATTITUDES TOWARD WORK AND PERSONAL HYGIENE WERE THE SUBJECT AREAS REQUIRING MOST AND LEAST COUNSELING. NO CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE WAS DISCLOSED REGARDING THE EFFECT OF NYC PROGRAMS ON THE DROPOUT PROBLEM. THE PRINCIPLE REASONS FOR TERMINATIONS BY OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH WERE PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT AND RETURNS TO SCHOOL AND BY IN-SCHOOL YOUTH WERE PROGRAM CONTRACTION, GRADUATION, AND PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT. SPONSORS LIKED THE NYC BUT SUGGESTED AREAS WHICH NEED IMPROVEMENT. (ET)
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Authoring Institution: Neighborhood Youth Corps (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CORPS