ERIC Number: ED036774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar-1
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A Comprehensive Assessment of the Problems and Characteristics of the Neighborhood Youth Corps Enrollees: A Pilot Investigation. Final Report.
Eckerman, William C.; And Others
A study was made of problems and characteristics of Neighborhood Youth Corps enrollees in North Carolina and recommendations made for program development and research. A surprisingly high number (about 21%) show clear evidence of sufficient ability for completing high school or entering college; 35% are good candidates for manpower training programs; and with extensive remedial education a sizable number may be able to finish high school. Forty-three percent are seriously deficient in basic school subjects (less than grade 6) and need comprehensive rehabilitative services; specialized training programs combining job skill training with job related educational upgrading, such as is found in work training in industry programs, is probably most appropriate for them. Recommendations include subsidies for skilled in-school enrollees to help them remain in school, careful testing, rehabilitative services, ties with Upward Bound, MDTA, and other relevant programs, required remedial education, emphasis on work training in industry, expansion of the number of higher skill level jobs, dental care, and care of dependent children. (eb)
Descriptors: Ability, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Needs, Job Skills, Learning Motivation, Out of School Youth, Participant Characteristics, Program Evaluation, Rehabilitation Programs, Work Attitudes, Youth Programs
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Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC. Statistics Research Div.
Identifiers: Neighborhood Youth Corps; North Carolina