ERIC Number: ED255817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Youth Conference Handbook.
Brown, Brenda H.
This handbook is designed to provide practical aid to those who have charge of the planning and organization of a youth conference, Defined as a conference to provide practical information as well as information about possible responsibilities, risks, and consequences of actions, related to the chosen conference topic. Suggestions are given for the selection of a chairperson, getting initial support and approval, determining expenses and defraying costs, publicity techniques, choosing a site, establishing conference rules, and extending invitations to school and board of education officials. Criteria for choosing certain conference styles are explained and the basic formats of the lecture and seminar styles are described. Steps in registration are outlined, and suggested contents for packets of information for participants are detailed. The importance of accounting for students/participants is emphasized, and methods for accountability are detailed. Suggestions for preparing a conference evaluation instrument are given. An extensive appendix is included providing lists of speaker possibilities, sample letters to high schools explaining the conference, a sample conference program for parents, and a parent permission slip allowing teens to attend the conference. Blank registration and master registration forms are given along with a sample evaluation sheet and item analysis form. Color coded seminar question sheets and lists of questions compiled from the sheets are included. A sample formal conference program is also provided. Examples in the appendix are for a conference on teenage pregnancy and birth defects. (NRB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington County Board of Education, Hagerstown, MD.
Note: Prepared at Williamsport High School, Maryland.