ERIC Number: ED420756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar-12
Reference Count: N/A
Providing Educational Services in the Summer Youth Employment and Training Program. Technical Assistance Guide.
Dickinson, Katherine P.; Soukamneuth, Sengsouvanh; Yu, Hanh Cao; Kimball, Mary; D'Amico, Ronald; Perry, Rebecca; Kingsley, Christopher; Curan, Susan P.
This guide is intended for Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) program service delivery areas (SDAs) and educators involved in providing educational services in the Summer Youth Employment and Training Program (SYETP). It presents strategies for delivering high-quality instruction that promotes active learning, skill transfer, and skill durability and gives participants sufficient opportunities to learn and practice new skills. The following are among the topics discussed: rationale for the guide and characteristics of high-quality educational services; role of SDA leadership in improving the quality of educational services (importance of SDA leadership, challenges of providing effective leadership, effective transitions from SYETP to JTPA programs); activities in support of training (targeting and recruiting youth for SYETP services, assessment and service planning in a limited time frame, challenges and principles of the case management approach to instruction); project-based learning (choosing appropriate projects, identifying project learning goals and objectives, preplanning projects, orienting youth to project-based learning, guiding youth in conducting projects, implementing appropriate assessment procedures); and classroom training (challenges to providing high-quality classroom training, providing high-quality instructional content, promoting high-quality instructional materials). Concluding the guide are thumbnail sketches of high-quality traditional classroom programs and classroom programs using real-world context. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Articulation (Education), Basic Skills, Caseworker Approach, Classroom Techniques, Delivery Systems, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Employment Programs, Instructional Development, Leadership, Recruitment, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Student Projects, Summer Programs, Teaching Methods, Technical Assistance, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Policy and Research.
Authoring Institution: Social Policy Research Associates, Menlo Park, CA.; Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA. Center for Human Resources.