ERIC Number: ED028226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec-18
Reference Count: 0
Summer Work-Study Program on Urban Problems for Secondary School Youth from Inner-City Communities. Final Report.
Glassman, Albert I.; And Others
During the summer of 1968, 625 inner-city secondary school youth, ages 14-18, participated in a work-study program. Objectives were: (1) to involve inner-city youth in the development and interpretation of open-ended urban problems study programs; (2) to determine the effects of involvement in a variety of study and employment experiences related to the identification and amelioration of urban problems on individual and group behavior of inner-city youth; and (3) to determine the extent to which project activities implemented in the program can be diffused into the regular school program. Trainees, organized into teams of 10-13, each led by a young adult team leader, engaged in a daily 2-hour classroom session and a daily 4-hour work session. In many cases, they designed their own afternoon work projects in the community. The project was characterized by intensive community involvement. The findings of a questionnaire evaluation showed that the trainees were interested in a wide range of occupations, including nonprofessional jobs, and that they disliked occupations associated with the opposite sex. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Urban Problems Work Study Program