ERIC Number: ED222677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Validation Criteria for Job Adjustment of Disadvantaged Youth.
Mitra, Sudhansu B.
A study examined the Harbor City Learning (HCL) Program in Baltimore, Maryland to determine how educational programs sponsored by the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) could better prepare inner city youth to perform successfully in a number of jobs or occupations. Specifically, the study investigated the characteristics of the students who become involved in regular in-school programs and in the alternative HCL program, the differential program impact on the study groups, and empirical evidence supporting the implications of major theories of career development. Selected for the study population were 457 black youths who graduated from in-school programs and from the HCL Center. After examining data pertaining to the subjects' demographic characteristics, aptitudes, school performance, last regular school curricula, and job requirements, researchers concluded that the HCL Center is serving a useful purpose inasmuch as its vocationally oriented training program has helped participants acquire the same aptitude levels as their peers from the regular schools. In addition, the HCL outreach program managed to graduate students whose early school records were very poor. However, in regard to job performance, the results are discouraging for both the regular school and HCL graduates. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Black Youth, Career Education, Demography, Disadvantaged Youth, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Experiential Learning, Job Training, Program Content, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Student Characteristics, Vocational Adjustment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Coppin State Coll., Baltimore, MD.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Harbor City Learning Program MD; Maryland (Baltimore)