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ERIC Number: ED176011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Pages: 113
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Job Survival Skills of Youthful Offenders: A Needs Assessment and Curriculum Development Project. Final Report.
Wiederanders, Mark R.; And Others
The purpose of this project was to assess needs in job survival skills of those persons released from California Youth Authority incarceration and then to develop and field-test a curriculum to upgrade the skills which appear weakest. Interviews of a representative sample of 145 parolees were conducted. Findings include some of the following: over 90 percent had found work during the first year of parole, but jobs were lost or given up very rapidly; typically, jobs were low-paying and required few skills; about 30 percent had been fired from at least one job, and 66 percent had quit at least one job; and problems in interpersonal relationships on the job were related both to being fired from a job and to quitting. These findings were used to develop a high-activity, low reading level course consisting of five modules: (1) motivation and orientation to job survival skills; (2) matching skills and interests to jobs; (3) job seeking skills; (4) job getting skills; and (5) job maintenance skills. In a field-test of the course, there were some significant pre- post-class attitude changes about work among twenty-six completers, and the course received very high ratings by students. Subsequent employment indicators of participants were judged as being favorable. (Author/JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of the Youth Authority, Sacramento.