ERIC Number: ED158220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Metropolitan Youth Education Center.
Mohar, Robert C.; Hunt, Edward E.
The Metropolitan Youth Education Center's program is designed to help high school dropouts and the unemployed or under-employed whose problems are attributable to educational deprivation. The educational program is highly individualized. Each student program is developed to meet the personal goals, time available, ability and achievement level of the student. Within this framework the Center provides basic education, the prerequisite experiences to qualify for a diploma or to participate in the General Educational Development Test (GED), as well as training in employable skills. The students participating in this program range from 16 to 26 years of age. Their predominant academic deficiencies fall in the area of reading problems. Counseling services include personal, academic, social, and vocational counseling which focuses on the establishment of realistic goals and self-concepts for progress into adult society. Some of the problems of maintaining the program are funding, high student turnover and poor transportation to the four geographic locations. However, within a 12-month period 204 students successfully completed the GED, 258 students received formal high school diplomas and 68 students successfully participated in a Cooperative Work Study Program. (Author)
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