ERIC Number: ED055303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
An Inventory and Assessment of Youth Development Centers at Colleges and Universities in the United States.
Belgum, Harold J.; And Others
Glaring inadequacies and a lack of coordination in the field of youth development stimulated the extensive data collection and analyses presented in this report. Recent and current efforts in the youth development area at the college and university level were surveyed. Among the data reported are: (1) administrative perceptions of youth programs, youth development centers, and the concept of youth development; (2) descriptions and analyses of operating or potential youth development centers located in colleges and universities; (3) colleges offering degree programs in the youth area; and (4) extensive personal data on persons identified as youth specialists. A history of the rise and demise of university-based centers concerned with youth provides background for the current problems being encountered in developing a unified, national program. The feasibility of a national system of youth development centers (regional, state and local) is discussed. Based on the considerable data, analyses and discussions, several recommendations are made, the essence of which is that only a joint effort by the universities and the federal government will result in a coordinated, nationwide youth effort based on solid knowledge and competence. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.