ERIC Number: ED117247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
State of Georgia Fiscal Year 1974 State Evaluation Report for Youth Development Center Projects Supported by Title I ESEA Funds.
Moore, Sarah H.; And Others
This report provides descriptions and statistics on Georgia's ten Youth Development Centers designed for the care of delinquent children. Title I courses include business education, cultural enrichment, small appliance, furniture repair, and basic skills, with an emphasis on the latter. Results of the enrichment courses fall in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains. Gains such as increased knowledge of jobs available and training necessary for each, improved peer relationships, and development of marketable skills are reported. Program content is said to be determined through a needs assessment which takes place at each center. Performance objectives are written for the programs once needs and priorities are established. This area is stated to be of greatest potential for the centers. Although some centers state objectives in limited, observable, and behavioral terms, other centers state their objectives in non-behavioral terms establishing no definite criteria for measuring the impact of these programs. Another area of potential for the entire system is said to be that of instructional activities and methods. The incorporation of a more comprehensive system of describing instructional activities and methods is seen as a way to remedy the situation. Additional areas of possible common interest for all the centers are said to be systems used for scheduling and patterns of organization. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Delinquency, Developmental Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Development, Educational Programs, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Minority Group Children, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Rehabilitation Programs, Skill Development, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I