ERIC Number: ED238629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Is the World Any Different Because You Were There?
Griffin, William H.
The 1933-42 Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) continues to generate interest, indicated by efforts to create a new national program and by successful state programs in California and Ohio. The CCC initially inducted unemployed, unmarried men, aged 18-25, later inducted older men and Native Americans. CCC requirements included vocational education to improve employability after CCC service. The California Conservation Corps (CalCC) was established in 1976 to do conservation work and provide employment and training opportunities for California men and women, aged 18-23. CalCC (motto: "Hard work, low pay, miserable conditions") requires strenuous work on conservation projects and a 1-year educational regime in a residential camp, including reading classes, other academic subjects, vocational training, job-seeking skills, safety/health education, crafts, and recreation. CalCC has a favorable cost/benefit ratio and promotes attitude change, educational benefits, and work experience. The Ohio Division of Civilian Conservation (ODCC), primarily a non-residential work program, began in 1978 to provide employment, marketable skills, experience, and work habits for Ohio men and women, aged 16-23, and to accomplish conservation work. ODCC works largely for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, is less regimented than other programs, and makes less effort to help corpsmembers find employment, but does state work in a cost-effective manner. (MH)
Descriptors: American Indians, Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Dropouts, Federal Programs, Females, Job Training, Labor Utilization, Males, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Postsecondary Education, Reading Improvement, Relevance (Education), Resident Camp Programs, State Programs, Unemployment, United States History, Work Environment, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of West Florida, Pensacola. Educational Research and Development Center.
Identifiers: California; Civilian Conservation Corps; Ohio