ERIC Number: ED199377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb-28
Reference Count: 0
Overview to The Local Focus on Youth: A Review of Prime Sponsor Experience Implementing the Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act.
This overview of an evaluation of prime sponsor implementation of the Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act (YEDPA), offers an interpretation of ten case study findings. It is divided into four principal parts. The first, "Summary of Findings and Recommendations," summarizes findings about local programs implementing YEDPA and suggests strategies and tactics to guide the Department of Labor in forthcoming operations. The second, "Program Experience in Fiscal 1978," reviews administration and operation of local youth programs. Issues covered in this section are linkages between prime sponsors and local schools, the client population, interaction between the summer job program and YEDPA, local accountability, spending patterns, and discrepancies between planned and actual performance. The third section, "Planning for 1978," identifies changes in local programming from the first to second year of YEDPA and analyzes the reasons for the changes and their likely consequences. Changes in procedures and operations, institutional roles, and policy are discussed. The fourth section, entitled "The Local Perspective," adopts the prime sponsor perspective and examines some of the local conditions that have had an effect on YEDPA implementation. Prime sponsor staff stability and the role of regional offices are covered. (MN)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Policy, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, School Districts, Unemployment, Youth, Youth Employment, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council on Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Local Focus on Youth (The); Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act
Note: This Overview is taken from The Local Focus on Youth, third in a series prepared for the National Council on Employment Policy, under contract with the Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.