ERIC Number: ED133397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov-30
Reference Count: 0
Youth Monitoring and Self-Evaluation Services. Final Report.
Fenton, Calvin W.
Youth monitoring and self evaluation services were developed for fourteen youth programs in the Eastern Region, the mid-Western Region and the Western Region of the United States. The concept of youth involvement is central to these fourteen projects. Youth involvement is defined as "initial participation by project beneficiaries in the determination of the nature of their program and continuing participation in on-going managerial and policy-making activities." Its purpose is to enable project participants to find their place in community affairs through democratic experience and collective social action. A problem facing some of the projects is the lack of a clearcut relationship between the youth board and the adult boards. For this reason it is recommended that programs of youth involvement be continued, but that a new structure be developed to emphasize cooperation between youth and adult boards. Evaluation for each of the youth projects was provided by a third party. This report includes a detailed discussion of the evaluation process and emphasizes the use of evaluation as a tool for program improvement rather than as a measure of success or failure. Youth participating in all the programs included members of many ethnic groups and members of both sexes. Most participants were from poverty groups. (PR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University Research Corp., Bethesda, MD.