ERIC Number: ED190874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Knowledge Development Plan of the Office of Youth Programs: Implications for Vocational Education Research and Development, Occasional Paper No. 63.
Using a "Knowledge Development Plan" prepared as a blueprint, the Office of Youth Programs of the Department of Labor has undertaken various demonstration projects and large-scale evaluation and complementary research studies. The Office is experimenting with alternative employment and employability development approaches for economically disadvantaged youth, in and out of school. One of the first objectives of the knowledge development activities was to develop a standard set of assessment measures and thereby establish a uniform data base across a wide variety of program strategies being tested. Baseline data have provided insight into important relationships between school and working. The finding that the skills, competencies, and behaviors that constitute employability are acquired incrementally has led to the notion of benchmarking. If acquisition of employment-related attributes is sequential, then program structure must be sequential. Research is being directed to gaining insights into structuring elements in programs such as Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) programs. Other focuses are gaining private sector access, testing of alternative work-oriented programs to prevent dropping out and provide incentive for return to school, linkages between CETA and local educational agencies, and institutional change that Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act (YEDPA) legislation can bring about. (Questions and answers are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Business, Demonstration Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Development, Educational Research, Employment Potential, Employment Programs, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Industry, Nontraditional Education, Out of School Youth, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Young Adults, Youth Programs
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 ($2.20).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act