ERIC Number: ED079504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
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Work Experience as Preparation for Adulthood: A Review of Federal Job Training, Vocational, and Career Education Programs, An Analysis of Current Research, and Recommendations for Future Research.
A review and analysis was made of Federal work experience programs to provide the Interagency Panel for Research and Development on Adolescence with information on: (1) the effect of work experience on adolescent development, (2) the kinds of learning that occur outside the traditional classroom setting, (3) whether or not experiential learning in real life situations leads to the development of personality traits and social skills that are useful for success in life as well as success on the job, and (4) areas in need of research. Contained in this report are brief summaries of Federal programs that provide different kinds of work experience in two basic settings (school-based and non-school based environments) and a review of research found to be most frequently funded by agencies in the area of work. Some research areas identified as a result of the review and analysis include: (1) studying local and national job needs and developing a job creation strategy to meet these needs, (2) determining the effects and efficiency of changing some of the present legislation which restrict the employment of youth under age 18, (3) developing appropriate models for communication and cooperation between schools, employers, unions, and community agencies, and (4) developing effective techniques for career guidance counselors. (SB)
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Sponsor: Interagency Panel for Research and Development on Adolescence, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Social Research Group.