ERIC Number: ED042826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Upward Bound/Los Angeles County Probation Department Program Report.
During the summer of 1969, 16 youths from the Los Angeles County Probation Department's facilities participated in the Upward Bound program at the Claremont colleges together with 60 other students from surrounding communities. This program was established to provide the probation department with information useful in establishing similar joint programs with other private institutions. Goals of the program were to: motivate the probationers, raise educational aspirations, reduce contacts with the police, and reduce recidivism. Part I of the report contains impressions about the program gathered through interviews with students and staff. The findings were that: orientation and selection procedures were inadequate; some staff were too young, with a resulting lack of authority in handling behavior and discipline problems; and, the academic component was not sufficient. Students, however, felt the program was valuable and that a continuing relationship would be beneficial. Students also thought that their motivation and aspiration had increased, but doubted any effect on future recidivism. Part II of the report contains testing and personal data on the probationers, focusing on some intellectually talented youth. Part III contains program alternatives to counterproductive juvenile institutions. A bibliography is included. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (Author/DM)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Correctional Institutions, Counselor Evaluation, Decision Making, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Disadvantaged Youth, Group Dynamics, Institutional Role, Probationary Period, Secondary Education, Social Differences, Student Adjustment, Student Evaluation, Student Motivation, Teacher Evaluation
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Authoring Institution: Claremont Graduate School and Univ. Center, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California