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ERIC Number: ED018524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 132
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Reference Count: 0
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A DESIGN FOR ACTION RESEARCH AT PROJECT TRY. FINAL REPORT.
ADKINS, WINTHROP R.; ROSENBERG, SIDNEY
THIS REPORT OUTLINES A DEMONSTRATION-RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM FOR 600 DISADVANTAGED 17- 21-YEAR-OLD OUT-OF-SCHOOL, UNEMPLOYED, OR UNDEREMPLOYED MALES FROM THE PREDOMINANTLY NEGRO BEDFORD-STUYVESANT AREA OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. FUNDED JOINTLY BY THE OFFICE OF EDUCATION, THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, THE PROGRAM OFFERS THESE YOUTHS TRADE TRAINING, LIFE SKILLS EDUCATION, RECREATION, AND SUCH SPECIAL SERVICES AS JOB PLACEMENT AND GENERAL POSTTRAINING FOLLOWUP. THE IDEAL RACIAL COMPOSITION OF THE PROGRAM IS CONSIDERED TO BE 70 PERCENT NEGRO, 15 PERCENT CAUCASIAN, AND 15 PERCENT PUERTO RICAN. PROGRAM PERSONNEL ARE DRAWN LARGELY FROM THE BEDFORD-STUYVESANT COMMUNITY. IN ADDITION TO THE ACTUAL TRAINING OF THE YOUTH, THE PROGRAM SEEKS TO DEVELOP A NEW CURRICULUM AND TO DETERMINE THROUGH COMPREHENSIVE ACTION RESEARCH ITS EFFECTIVENESS IN PRODUCING POSITIVE CHANGES IN TRAINEES' ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR. A MULTIFACETED ACTION RESEARCH DESIGN IS DESCRIBED IN DETAIL AND VARIOUS OPERATIONAL PROBLEMS IN CONDUCTING THE RESEARCH ARE DISCUSSED. A "LIFE SKILLS CURRICULUM MODEL," WHICH EXEMPLIFIES AN EXPERIENCE-CENTERED APPROACH TO CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, IS PRESENTED IN THE APPENDIX TO THE REPORT. (LB)
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Authoring Institution: Training Resources for Youth, Inc., Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (Brooklyn); PROJECT TRY