ERIC Number: ED026501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the In-School Youth Work-Training Project for Fourteen and Fifteen Year Old Youth.
Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Development.
A project to provide in-school work experiences for 14 and 15 year old junior high school students was conducted for the purpose of: (1) encouraging them to remain in school after the age of 16, (2) improving their school attendance and scholastic achievement, (3) providing opportunities for growth in the ability to work and explore aspects of the world of work, and (4) providing income, sound work habits, work training, and sellable skills fo" pupils from low income families. Data from the fall term of 1966 on 140 pupils who had participated in the program were compared with data from the fall term of 1965. A follow-up was conducted on 42 students who had participated in the project. The chi-square test of significance show no statistically significant changes in the frequency counts of absences or tardiness or changes in the distribution of academic grades or citizen marks. Case studies indicate that individual students did show progress in academic performance, in attitude toward school, and in social demeanors. In general, the program met only the objectives of providing earned financial assistance to needy pupils and providing pupils with supervised work experiences which will better prepare them for entry into the world of work. (MM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Development.
Identifiers: Detroit Public Schools MI; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; In School Youth Work Training Program