ERIC Number: ED401497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The Social and Labor Market Integration of At-Risk Youth. ERIC Digest.
Lord, Diane; And Others
Youth who experience difficulties in personal and social development, often struggle to integrate themselves into society and into the labor market. This digest outlines a model which fosters social and labor market integration for such youth. The model consists of three dimensions: (1) psychovocational; (2) sociopsychological; and (3) sociological. The program helps at-risk youth acquire knowledge attitudes and skills which lead to the development of positive, personal, and vocational identities. The program was used with youth ages 16-24, who were experiencing significant difficulties with social and labor market integration. It consists of 12 modules, taught over a 15-week period. Modules are divided into two sections: personal identity and vocational identity. Data were collected from two pilot tests of the model to address the level of participation during the activities, participant retention, and other measures. Overall, the results indicated that the program has merit with at-risk youth. The combined effects of what is learned both in the modules and the practical experiences in a work setting allowed participants to identify personal and vocational goals. The program had some limitations in that youth who experienced serious personal difficulties were not successful. (RJM)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.; Canadian Guidance and Counselling Foundation, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada