ERIC Number: ED100565
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Three Experimental Rural Youth Projects: The Projects' First Year. Final Report.
Reid, Joseph M.; Miles, Guy H.
The Rural Youth Program, a model Neighborhood Youth Corps program based on previous research, was designed to maximize social and occupational adjustment of rural youth in the North Central States. Although the program's first year (1972-73) was not a full year, it was initially evaluated at three sites (northern Minnesota, southern Iowa, and central Nebraska) to: (1) test the effectiveness of the program guidelines; and (2) gather baseline data on the experimental and control groups for this evaluation. Questionnaires were mailed to both the experimental and control groups approximately 6 months after most of the youths had completed high school. Respondents were grouped according to: (1) youths who entered a post-high school educational or training institution; (2) youths who did not enter a post-high school institution but left their community in 1972-73; and (3) youths who did not migrate from their community in 1972-73. Criterion measurements for this evaluation were: (1) preparation of participants for the world of work; (2) post-high school education or training; (3) post-high school employment--job hunting behavior, job characteristics, and job satisfaction; and (4) social participation behavior. A longer observation period was recommended in order to obtain a more accurate measure of program effectiveness. (NQ)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Control Groups, Employment Patterns, Experimental Groups, Job Satisfaction, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Rural Youth, Tables (Data), Work Experience Programs
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Star Research and Development Inst., Minneapolis, Minn.