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ERIC Number: ED166373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Pages: 209
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
SPEDY [Summer Programs for the Education and Development of Youth] and Career Education in Indiana's Balance-of-State.
Bonnet, Deborah G.; And Others
A study was conducted of Indiana's Summer Programs for the Education and Development of Youth (SPEDY) to describe the program themselves and to study the programs' effect on participants' short-term career education attitudes, knowledge, and skills. SPEDY is a training for public-sector work program operated each summer for about ten weeks for fourteen- to twenty-one-year old economically disadvantaged youth and funded by the Title III of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act. In 1978, twenty-five SPEDY programs were operated in Indiana's sixty-eight-county Balance-of-State. Ten of the programs consisted entirely of formal career education training, including explorations of various career areas. The other fifteen consisted of between twelve and fifty-three hours of career education training combined with work experience. Nine possible outcomes were chosen for study, work-related attitudes, locus of control, job-seeking skills, job-specific occupational information, self esteem, career planning, attitudes toward learning, general occupational information, and sex equity. Pre- and post-tests were administered and analyzed separately for each of sixteen programs. For total groups, 144 analyses (nine scales x sixteen programs) resulted in twenty cases of significant improvement and ten cases of significant loss. Significant gains were most common in Sex Equity, Job-Seeking Skills, and Career Planning. Most losses were in Attitudes Toward Learning. Overall, the programs were more beneficial to seventeen-to-twenty-one-year-olds than to fourteen-to-sixteen-year-olds and to young women than to young men. Changes in participants' educational and career plans showed desirable trends. (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Indiana State Office of Manpower Development, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: New Educational Directions, Crawfordsville, IN.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act