ERIC Number: ED025472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Training for New Careers. The Community Apprentice Program Developed by the Center for Youth and Community Studies, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Fishman, Jacob R.; And Others
The Community Apprentice Program, developed by the Howard University Center for Youth and Community Studies, was an exploratory attempt, through combined rehabilitation, vocational education, and supervised work experience, to train disadvantaged youth as human service aides in child care, recreation, and social research. Seven boys and three girls, ranging in age from 16 to 20, who were currently unemployed and lacked education beyond high school were selected. The 12-week program consisted of three related parts: the "core group," in which members learned to analyze personal, social, and job-related problems, make decisions, and relate more effectively to others; specialty workshops and seminars; and supervised on-the-job experience. Consisting of experimentation with data gained from observation and tape recordings and attempts to develop instruments for more refined and controlled future studies, evaluation of the project focused on delineation of the characteristics of the youths who volunteered for the program, analysis of reasons for their identification and affiliation with or alienation from the program, and description and evaluation of the group process. (Also included are comments of aides, results, curriculum outlines, sample position descriptions, and a 19-item bibliography.) (SG)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Curriculum Research, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Experiments, Group Dynamics, Group Experience, Human Services, Instrumentation, Job Training, Nonprofessional Personnel, Observation, Occupational Information, On the Job Training, Participant Characteristics, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Recreation, Research, Seminars, Tape Recordings, Work Experience Programs, Workshops
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($.60).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.; President's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime, Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Howard Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Youth Studies.; President's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Community Apprentice Program; District of Columbia; Howard University DC; New Careers Programs