ERIC Number: ED178780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Awarding of Academic Credit under the Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act of 1977.
Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Youth Programs.
This monograph examines issues relative to the awarding of academic credit to out-of-school youths for work experience and training programs designed by prime sponsors or their contractors with local education agencies under the Youth Community Conservation and Improvements Projects, the Youth Employment and Training Programs, and by the Department of Agriculture and Interior for the Young Adult Conservation Corps. The first of five sections defines and describes competencies in four categories which may be addressed through work experience. Three ways to approach the granting of academic credit for work experience are presented in section 2: program evaluation for credit, credit for prior experience, and experience designed for credit. Section 3 discusses four specific factors that must be considered in experience programs designed for credit: (1) integration in a total learning program, (2) site analysis, (3) identification of competencies, and (4) appropriate assessment techniques. The fourth section focuses on implementing the program and developing prime sponsor/LEA written agreements outlining the approach. Following the conclusion, a list of programs and contracts available for further information is provided. (LRA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Youth Programs.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act