ERIC Number: ED039452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A New Careers Evaluation.
Institute for Local Self Government, Berkeley, CA.; Oakland Redevelopment Agency, CA.
An evaluative study of the New Careers training program of the Oakland (California) Redevelopment Agency was undertaken to measure the program's effectiveness. At the time of evaluation, the program had been in existence for slightly more than one year. Interviews were conducted with 13 New Careerists (68% of those in the program) and 12 supervisors in the employ of the Agency. The study was based primarily on responses to questionnaires which dealt with job performance, problems, communication, and personal involvement in the program. The evaluations of both participants and supervisors were quite positive, and on the basis of these responses the program seems to be a success. Factors contributing to success include the following: selection criteria for participants (who had a mean educational level of 11.3 years); quality of on-the-job training; youthfulness of supervisors; positive attitudes of employees; and the socially-oriented nature of the agency. (Copies of the questionnaires, and a list of position titles of New Careerists, are included as appendixes.) (MF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Local Self Government, Berkeley, CA.; Oakland Redevelopment Agency, CA.
Identifiers: New Careers Programs; Oakland Redevelopment Agency