ERIC Number: ED030839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Leadership Training for New Careers; The Non-Professional Counselor, Supervisor, and Trainer.
University Research Corp., Washington, DC. Information Clearinghouse on New Careers.
The Howard University Institute for Youth Studies conducts a project in Washington, D.C., to train disadvantaged young adults, aged 22-35, as subprofessional group leaders, counselors, trainers, or supervisors for work with enrollees in an entry level Human Service Aide (New Careers) training program. The program is also meant to include youth and adult group leadership and counseling skills for such other contexts as employment, community and social service, and efforts against poverty and delinquency. Classwork and on the job training are offered in three stages over a nine month period. Learning in the content areas of poverty, human development and problems of youth, group management, community resources, and individual counseling is evaluated by an information test and by group process analysis. Instructors for the project are developed in supervisory sessions, staff meetings, biweekly seminars, spot conferences, and a special graduate program. In terms of performance, trainees have been seen as generally capable of working effectively, but deficient in punctuality and attendance, descriptive recording, use of outside resources, and response to situations arising within groups. (Course outlines, evaluation instruments, and a list of publications, are included.) (ly)
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Authoring Institution: University Research Corp., Washington, DC. Information Clearinghouse on New Careers.