ERIC Number: ED200760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Improvement of CETA/Educational Linkages. Final Report for Governor's Special Grant.
Brown, Nicholas C.
All thirty-two prime sponsors of Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) program in Pennsylvania were surveyed in order to determine their observations about the nature and effectiveness of CETA/educational linkages in their areas. The respondents were also asked to nominate programs in their areas that they considered as good or poor examples of linkages. The program operators of these nominated programs were then surveyed to ascertain their rating of the effectiveness of their CETA/educational linkages and suggestions for improvement of, or establishment of, such linkages. Of 145 nominees, 138 responded. Sixty-eight program operators and twenty-six prime sponsors were interviewed in depth. Review of pertinent literature and the findings from these interviews and surveys resulted in the general conclusion that divergent philosophies concerning goals, lack of communication, personality conflicts, frequent change in personnel, different fiscal calendars, inflexible regulations and eligibility criteria, unnecessary and burdensome paper-work, local conservative and political differences, local transportation deficiencies and political pressures all play a role in determining the effectiveness of CETA/educational linkages. Ten recommendations for improvement were made. (The study report is largely made up of the viewpoints and comments of the respondents and interviewees.) (KC)
Descriptors: Community Relations, Education Work Relationship, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Government School Relationship, Human Relations, Information Dissemination, Interaction, Job Training, Linking Agents, Program Improvement, Relationship, School Policy, Schools, Secondary Education, Student School Relationship, Two Year Colleges, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Labor and Industry, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Linkage; Pennsylvania
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