ERIC Number: ED275806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Planning Vocational Preparation Initiatives for Unemployed Young People. A Handbook Based on the Experiences and Views of a Group of Practitioners, Policy-Makers and Funders from Seven Member States of the European Community.
This handbook is intended for use as a tool in planning vocational preparation initiatives for young people. Chapter 1 contains an introduction to the handbook, a glossary, a section describing a practical approach to vocational preparation, and a guide to using the handbook. Chapter 2 is a diagram of a planning framework. Chapters 3 through 7 concentrate on the five elements of planning: objectives, design, action, evaluation, and future developments. The focuses of the chapter on objectives are the scope of vocational preparation, potential participants/trainees, educational/training priorities, relationship to the labor market, and relationship to local political, educational, social, and community initiatives. Chapter 4 on design considers organizational structures and staffing, funding and resources, and activities. Chapter 5 on action discusses setting up administrative and management systems; selection, induction, and training of staff; and selecting participants. Chapter 6 proposes a means of providing self-evaluation. The three components of this approach to evaluation are addressed: description, assessment, and judgment of value. In Chapter 7 on future developments the focus is on planning for change prompted by changed circumstances or the initiative's evolution. Lists of readings, of publications of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, and of useful addresses are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Developed Nations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Planning, Employment Programs, Foreign Countries, Guides, Job Skills, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Secondary Education, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (West Germany).