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ERIC Number: ED218037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
A Report on the Knowledge Development Goals of the Illinois Migrant Council Midwest Youth Employment and Training Program for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers; Fiscal Years 1978 through 1981.
Laylo, Peter R.; Woodruff, Bradley A.
Knowledge development goals were built into the Illinois Migrant Council (IMC) Midwest Youth Employment Training Program (MYETP) to gain information and insights on the status and conditions of the migrant and seasonal farmworker (MSFW) youth, and to assist in the design and content of programs to improve their economic, educational, and social conditions. In line with the goals established for the years 1978-1981, survey instruments were developed by IMC's administrative office, administered by trained MYETP staff members, and collected at scheduled intervals. From the review and analysis of data, it was generally concluded that: the program had dramatically reversed the trend from the known drop-out rates in two areas representative of the rates throughout the geographical areas served by the program; the completion/retention rate increased to 93.43% overall in the different programs the MSFW youth participated in; the Work Experience program helped students acquire, develop, and shape meaningful skills and attitudinal and behavioral maturity as well as responsibility toward the job and job situations through interactions at the worksite. Recommendations cover the areas of policy directions, programmatic improvements, knowledge development goals, and program linkages and coordination. Copies of the survey instruments and charts depicting some survey results conclude the report. (NQA)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Exploration, Dropout Prevention, Educational Opportunities, Migrant Youth, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Work Experience Programs, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Illinois Migrant Council, 202 S. State Street Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604 ($3.00 plus handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC. Office of Farmworkers and Rural Employment Program.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Migrant Council, Chicago.
Identifiers: Illinois; Knowledge Development; Midwest Youth Employment and Training Program IL