ERIC Number: ED101203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Evaluation of the Culturally Disadvantaged; A Comparative Investigation of the JEVS [Jewish Employment and Vocational Service] System and a Model-Based System. Final Report.
Nadolsky, Julian M.
The purpose of this study was to compare the overall effectiveness of a vocational education system designed specifically for a culturally disadvantaged population (in this case the Jewish Employment and Vocational Service (JEVS) System) with a model-based system incorporating the techniques and procedures normally employed by vocational evaluators in rehabilitation facilities. The data generated by the study consisted of the types of recommendations and disposition made for the 65 clients at followup intervals of 3 and 18 months after completion. The model-based system was more productive in developing vocational recommendations and a higher percentage of clients attained and maintained gainful employment over a more extended time interval. Use of the JEVS System produced more non-vocational recommendations, was more effective in enabling disadvantaged clients to attain immediate employment, and was significantly more capable of rendering consistency between vocational recommendations and vocational status over a short time. Eight conclusions are offered relating to the applicability and limitations of the two systems with respect to culturally disadvantaged clients. Three recommendations are made, based upon the results of the study. A bibliography, and the biographical, evaluation, and followup forms used in the study are appended. (Author/SA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Auburn Univ., AL. Dept. of Vocational and Adult Education.