ERIC Number: ED045874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
The Youth Service Officer's Course 1968-69: Record of an Experimental Approach to In-Service Training.
The development and implementation of a course curriculum for training youth officers in both statutory and volunteer employment is the subject of this document. The twin principles underlying the course were: the systematic use of the combined talents of the staff; implementation of a "student centered" course seeking to meet his needs, deal with his problems, mobilize his interests, and tap his existing resources. In all 57 participated: 45 males, and 12 females. Of these 39 were statutory, and 18 were volunteer youth officers. The students were actively engaged in the planning and the working of the course in a variety of ways: drawing up the syllabus; devising a work program for projects; supporting each other; and selecting what they would study. The first two of the five week course were spent in studying objectives; and the remaining three on a selection of aspects of training, administration, evaluation, inquiry, and community development. All members undertook some project work on a topic of their own choice. Students' views were sought during the course by a weekly questionnaire, and afterwards by a followup assessment of the course by participants. The predominant feeling of respondents was that of satisfaction, particularly with the students' participation in decision making. (PT)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Educational Needs, Government Employees, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Inservice Education, National Programs, Participant Satisfaction, Participation, Projects, Questionnaires, Statistical Data, Teaching Methods, Voluntary Agencies, Work Attitudes, Youth Leaders
The Youth Service Information Centre, Humberstone Drive, Leicester, LE5 ORG, England
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Authoring Institution: Youth Service Information Center, Leicester (England).