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ERIC Number: ED021061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
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UTAH MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING ACT (MDTA) SCHOOLS ASSESSMENT.
GADDIS, G. WARREN
BECAUSE LITTLE RELATED EXPERIENCE WAS AVAILABLE UPON WHICH TO FABRICATE THE MOST EFFICIENT PROGRAMS OF THE TWO FIRST MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING ACT (MDTA) SPONSORED SCHOOLS OPENED IN UTAH IN 1965, THIS STUDY PROPOSED TO ASSESS THE PROGRAMS TO DETERMINE SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES, AND TO MAKE A SUBJECTIVE EVALUATION OF THE CURRICULAR STRENGTHS OF EACH. THIS EVALUATION WAS INTENDED TO PROVIDE A FOUNDATION FOR IMPROVING THE CURRICULUMS OF ANY FUTURE MDTA PROGRAMS. DATA WERE DERIVED FROM INTERVIEWS WITH THE TWO SCHOOLS' ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHERS, PUPILS, YOUTH EMPLOYMENT DIRECTORS IN LOCAL EMPLOYMENT SECURITY OFFICES, AND WITH THE MDTA ADMINISTRATORS IN THE UTAH DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY. DUE TO THE CONFUSING AND UNQUANTIFIABLE NATURE OF THE DATA, THE INVESTIGATOR'S SUBJECTIVE ANALYSIS OF THE AVAILABLE DATA AND COMPARATIVE KNOWLEDGE OF BOTH SCHOOLS SERVED AS THE BASIS FOR RECOMMENDATIONS, WHICH INCLUDED--(1) THE INITIAL PART OF THE PROGRAM SHOULD EMPHASIZE ESTABLISHING STUDENT-TEACHER RAPPORT AND IMPROVING STUDENTS' ATTITUDES AND DESIRES, (2) A CHANGE IN REMUNERATION PHILOSOPHY SHOULD BE ATTEMPTED, (3) TEACHING METHODS SHOULD ALLOW THE INDIVIDUAL TO PROGRESS AT HIS OWN RATE, (4) SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR DISCIPLINE, AND (5) PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAMS SHOULD BE EXPANDED AND IMPROVED. AMONG POINTS OF GREATEST STRENGTH WERE STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN ADMINISTRATION AND PROBLEM-SOLVING, FREQUENT STAFF PLANNING MEETINGS, AND EXTRACURRICULAR SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES SUCH AS FIELD TRIPS. (AUTHOR/ET)
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Authoring Institution: Utah Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers: Manpower Development and Training Act; UTAH