ERIC Number: ED055039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Pilot Program for Veterans in Public Service. Final Report.
Marcussen, Jack I.; Calendine, Jerry
The project was initiated in fall 1968 to conduct a pilot program to prepare returning veterans for careers in education. Eight large city school systems and eight institutions of higher learning took part. Specific objectives were 1) to launch an educational career development program for veterans to be employed in urban schools; 2) to utilize their experience and talents and provide models for ghetto youth; 3) to attract more males into urban education; 4) to expand the successful model of the Teacher Corps into the paraprofessional field; 5) to encourage differentiated staffing in urban schools; 6) to encourage developmental programs utilizing federal, state, and local resources; and 7) to utilize in school assignments the occupational specialties developed by the veterans through military training. Participants attended local colleges on a part-time basis and were also employed by the cooperating school districts as assistants or aides to teachers and other school personnel. Program attrition rates were low, the main reasons given for leaving being financial need, family or home problems, and personal change of goals. The success of the pilot program was evident in its holding power and in the number of completions. It also tested and accomplished two additional objectives: the effecting of multi-agency cooperation and successful application of multiple funding efforts. (MBM)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.