ERIC Number: ED427179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Skilled! Report, Guidance & Materials on Basic Skills & Youth Work.
This document includes materials from and about Skilled!, a national demonstration project that was implemented in 10 areas of England in partnership with local authority youth services and further education colleges to provide educational opportunities for disaffected and underachieving young people aged 16 and over. The first half of the document is a project evaluation that explains how more than 200 young people participated in the project, which sought to develop basic skills through youth work and informal learning, featured a recruitment and delivery style adopted from youth work approaches, and integrated basic skills instruction into youth work activities. The evaluation report covers the following topics: the Skilled! initiative, publicity and recruitment, young people's special needs, assessment outcomes, resources, accreditation, positive and negative factors, support, case studies, and young people's writing. Presented next is a pull-out section of guidelines for setting up a local Skilled! scheme that includes information on creating partnerships, funding, incentives and recruitment, teaching and learning styles, instructional materials, and student evaluation and certification. The remainder of the document consists of descriptions of programs at the 10 sites, materials from each site, site addresses and contacts, and a brief resource list. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Integrated Curriculum, Literacy Education, National Programs, Nonformal Education, Numeracy, Partnerships in Education, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, Work Experience Programs, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Community Education Development Centre, Woodway Park School, Wigston Road, Coventry CV2 2RH, England, United Kingdom (7.95 British pounds plus 80 pence postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Literacy Trust (England)
Authoring Institution: Community Education Development Centre, Coventry (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)