ERIC Number: ED025578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Neighborhood Youth Corps' In-School Enrollee, 1966-67: An Evaluative Report. Part II.
McNamara, Robert J.
Factors such as jobs, counseling, family backgrounds and relationships, adult associations, school personnel influence, and general poverty characteristics were analyzed within the Neighborhood Youth Corps (NYC) and comparative groups of youths. Focus was placed on how these elements influenced their adjustment to self and school. Although 84% of both groups indicated graduation as their goal, the Neighborhood Youth Corps enrollees showed better attendance and greater responsiveness to counseling. However, there was little disparity in their study habits and subject interest. Also, in the area of general orientation towards school, there was no strong statistical difference between Neighborhood Youth Corps members and their fellow students. Similarly, the occupational goals of both groups were virtually identical. Despite careful reservations, however, the overall conclusion of the authors was that the Neighborhood Youth Corps appears to be improving the lot and attitudes of our nation's improverished youth as they go through high school. This is because of the in-built features of the program: work experience, direct contact with supervisors, increased self-respect, and alleviation of poverty. For part I of the evaluation report, see UD007676. (RB)
Descriptors: Attendance, Comparative Analysis, Disadvantaged Youth, Federal Programs, Grade Point Average, High School Students, National Programs, Occupational Mobility, Questionnaires, School Counseling, Statistical Data, Student Adjustment, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Work Study Programs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL.