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ERIC Number: ED015321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May
Pages: 71
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Reference Count: 0
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OAK GLEN, A TRAINING CAMP FOR UNEMPLOYED YOUTH.
CHAPMAN, JANE R.
A TRAINING CAMP FOR UNEMPLOYED YOUTH NEAR RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA IS DESCRIBED IN THIS SUMMARY OF A DETAILED REPORT, "AN EVALUATION OF THE CONCEPT OF TRAINEE CAMPS FOR UNEMPLOYED YOUTH," PREPARED BY THE STANFORD RESEARCH INSTITUTE (SRI). YOUTH BETWEEN 16 AND 21 YEARS OF AGE, NOT IN SCHOOL, AND WITH LITTLE CHANCE OF EMPLOYMENT BECAUSE OF LACK OF SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, OR ABILITIES PARTICIPATED IN THE PROGRAM. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE SRI STUDY WERE TO DETERMINE (1) THE PROPORTION OF TRAINEES WHO FOUND EMPLOYMENT OR ENROLLED IN FURTHER TRAINING, (2) THE EXTENT TO WHICH TRAINEES WHO ENTERED THE PROGRAM BUT TERMINATED BEFORE COMPLETING MAY HAVE BENEFITED FROM THEIR EXPERIENCE, (3) FACTORS IN THE CAMP EXPERIENCES WHICH BENEFITED THE TRAINEES, AND (4) THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TRAINEES. DATA, CHIEFLY FROM CAMP FILES, WERE OBTAINED ON 77 CURRENT TRAINEES, 113 GRADUATES, 207 TRAINEES WHO TERMINATED PRIOR TO THE COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM, AND 82 WHO WERE ACCEPTED BUT DID NOT ATTEND. THE RATE OF TERMINATION OF TRAINEES BEFORE GRADUATION WAS 60 PERCENT. ALMOST 70 PERCENT OF THE GRADUATES WERE EMPLOYED, COMPARED WITH APPROXIMATELY 55 PERCENT OF THE TERMINEES. FACTORS WHICH SEEMED TO BENEFIT TRAINEES WERE (1) RECEIVING PRAISE, REWARDS, AND INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION, (2) IMPROVING PHYSICAL CONDITION THROUGH TRAINING AND DIET, (3) INCREASING READING AND MATH PROFICIENCY, AND (4) IN SOME CASES, LEARNING TO WORK UNDER DISCIPLINE AND REGIMENTATION. AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY IS PROVIDED. COPIES OF THIS DOCUMENT ARE AVAILABLE FROM MANPOWER ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF MANPOWER, POLICY, EVALUATION, AND RESEARCH, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, 14TH STREET AND CONSTITUTION AVENUE, N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C. 20210. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation, and Research (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; Oak Glen Youth Camp CA