ERIC Number: ED441989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Improving the Odds: Increasing the Effectiveness of Publicly Funded Training.
Barnow, Burt S., Ed.; King, Christopher T., Ed.
This book, which is intended for policymakers, administrators, and researchers, contains 13 research papers and reviews of the literature on increasing the effectiveness of publicly funded training. The following papers are included: "Publicly Funded Training in a Changing Labor Market" (Burt S. Barnow, Christopher T. King); "The Economic, Demographic, and Social Context of Future Employment and Training Programs" (Frank Bennici, Steven Mangum, Andrew M. Sum); "Welfare Employment Programs: Impacts and Cost-Effectiveness of Employment and Training Activities" (Lisa Plimpton, Demetra Smith Nightingale); "The Impact of Job Training Partnership Act Programs for Adult Welfare Recipients" (Jodi Nudelman); "Training Success Stories for Adults and Out-of-School Youth: A Tale of Two States" (Christopher T. King, Jerome A. Olson, Leslie O. Lawson, Charles E. Trott, John Baj); "Employment and Training Programs for Out-of-School Youth: Past Effects and Lessons for the Future" (Robert L. Lerman); "Customized Training for Employers: Training People for Jobs That Exist and Employers Who Want To Hire Them" (Kellie Isbell, John Trutko, Burt S. Barnow); "Training Programs for Dislocated Workers" (Duane E. Leigh); "Methodologies for Determining the Effectiveness of Training Programs" (Daniel Friedlander, David H. Greenberg, Philip K. Robins); "Reflections on Training Policies and Programs" (Garth L. Mangum); and "Strategies for Improving the Odds" (Burt S. Barnow, Christopher T. King). Seventy tables/figures/exhibits are included. Many papers include substantial bibliographies. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cost Effectiveness, Disadvantaged, Dislocated Workers, Dropouts, Economic Climate, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Employment Patterns, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Futures (of Society), Government School Relationship, Industrial Training, Job Training, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Literature Reviews, Minority Groups, Needs Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Public Education, Public Policy, Public Sector, Research Methodology, Retraining, School Business Relationship, Special Needs Students, State Programs, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Welfare Recipients
The Urban Institute Press, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037 ($24). Tel: 202-261-5687; Web site: http://www.urban.org.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Researchers
Sponsor: National Council on Employment Policy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982