ERIC Number: ED230693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
On Creating Viable Work Experience Programs: Design and Implementation. Occasional Paper #3.
Hamilton, Mary Agnes
As part of research on 48 programs funded through the Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act (YEDPA) of 1977, this study addresses two issues behind the creation of viable work experience programs: design and implementation. The purpose of the study is to help those responsible for organizing youth employment programs to identify points in program design and implementation whereby the quality of the educational experience that participants will have can be increased. Five work experience programs provided written materials, observations, and interviews used for case studies in this report. The study consisted of four parts: (1) curriculum design (the set of learning activities); (2) curriculum principles (assessing the design); (3) concepts and behaviors (assessing the content); and (4) context for implementation (the art of the practical). After examination of data from the five projects in these four areas, recommendations were made for improvements in each of these areas. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Human Ecology at Cornell Univ.; Youthwork, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act