ERIC Number: ED203064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Unfolding Youth Initiatives. Program Evaluation. Youth Knowledge Development Report 3.14.
National Council on Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
This is the second report concerning how Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) sponsors implemented two programs under the Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act (YEDPA), specifically the Youth Community Conservation Improvement Projects (YCCIP) and Youth Employment and Training Program (YETP). The report is based on studies by observers of 37 CETA sponsors during January-May, 1978. Part 1 of the report presents an overview drawing together the findings from the local analysts' case studies. The case studies make up Part 2. Principal findings of the study are the following: (1) the rapid implementation of YEDPA was a major accomplishment; (2) although the YEDPA emphasis on knowledge development resulted in more local evaluation, little productive data have been generated; (3) work experience should be coupled with teaching basic work habits and their importance; (4) youth advisory councils are not effective in increasing youth participation; (5) sponsors concentrated on the economically disadvantaged; (6) YEDPA resources were substituting in some cases for funds from other youth programs; (7) community-based organizations were "thoroughly involved" in the youth program delivery; (8) links with local education agencies were poor but promising; and (9) the private sector and unions were rarely involved in sponsor initiatives. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Case Studies, Community Cooperation, Community Organizations, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Government School Relationship, Job Placement, Participant Characteristics, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Research Utilization, Work Experience Programs, Youth, Youth Employment
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 029-014-00153-8, $9.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Youth Programs.
Authoring Institution: National Council on Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act