ERIC Number: ED328779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May
Reference Count: N/A
Five Case Studies for Youth-at-Risk Project. Research Report No. 88-11.
National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
The five case studies in this volume concern at-risk youth. Disadvantaged youth programs in different states were studied by different authors: (1) Albuquerque, New Mexico (Richard Mendel); (2) Baltimore, Maryland (Edward C. Lorenz); (3) Hartford, Connecticut (Richard Funkhouser and Delsie Gandia-Fabian; (4) Oakland, California (David Snedeker); and (5) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Richard deLone). All five case studies report the following: (1) a general concern about high dropout rates; (2) a discussion of model programs; (3) a large proportion of youth at risk because they are not progressing in career and life educational activities; (4) grades five through eight proving to be educationally more effective than grades seven through nine; (5) a need to increase career education and career development programs and to provide remedial education to all students; and (6) reevaluation of funding and legislation for urban education at all levels. (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Albuquerque Public Schools NM; Baltimore City Public Schools MD; Hartford Public Schools CT; Oakland Unified School District CA; Philadelphia School District PA