ERIC Number: ED409424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Re-education for Employment. Programmes for Unemployed Black Adults.
Eggleston, John; And Others
This report of the work of self-help groups of unemployed black adults in Britain shows how effectively these groups are able to generate employment opportunities for their members and offers recommendations for the further development of such initiatives. Chapter 1 describes setting up the research project to provide information on the efforts being made by black voluntary groups to respond to the training and educational needs of black unemployed people. Chapter 2 addresses the research strategies, including a curriculum development model composed of four interrelated processes: values and needs analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation and monitoring. Chapter 3 covers selection of schemes for detailed inquiry that used the five main objectives and conceptual framework of Watts and Knasel (1985): employability, coping, context, leisure, and opportunity creation. It describes visits to schemes during which information was collected on clients, funding, management and staffing, training and educational provision, needs analysis, monitoring, and evaluation. Chapter 4 offers recommendations regarding support systems, values, management and organization, delivery, evaluation, course design, staffing, and admission strategies. A series of six case studies of the life and work of the groups studied follows. Each case study addresses such areas as management, planning and delivery, links with employers and colleges, staff and staff development, funding, and monitoring. (YLB)
Descriptors: Blacks, Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Group Experience, Job Skills, Job Training, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Self Determination, Self Help Programs, Self Management, Student Evaluation, Unemployment, Voluntary Agencies
Trentham Books, Westview House, 734 London Road, Oakhill, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 5NP, England, United Kingdom (10 British pounds).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)