ERIC Number: ED060139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Junior High Work Training Program, 1970-71.
Woolfolk, E. Mansfield
Funded under ESEA Title I, this program was designed to provide income and work experience for disadvantaged junior high school youths age fourteen and above; and, to provide incentives which would motivate youths to continue their education through high school. The wages earned were intended to enable the student to provide for some of his personal needs. Additionally, it was expected that the student would view school more favorably. The specific objectives for participants were as follows: (1) to remain in school at least one year past their sixteenth birthday; (2) to improve in school attendance and punctuality; and, (3) to show growth in the ability to perform on the job along with good work habits. The evaluation procedure consisted of obtaining: (a) followup data on former participants concerning how many remained in school for at least one year beyond their sixteenth birthday; (b) absence and tardiness records of selected samples of participants and non-participants; and, (c) ratings of trainees by work sponsors early in the student's work experience on several job performance characteristics. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Development.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Michigan