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ERIC Number: ED459338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 164
Abstractor: N/A
The 21st Century Challenge: Moving the Youth Agenda Forward. A Policy Study of the Levitan Youth Policy Network. Public Policy Issues Monograph.
Pines, Marion, Ed.
This document contains nine papers devoted to the labor market problems faced by out-of-school and other disadvantaged young people in the United States and policy options and strategies for addressing those problems. The papers update the data on out-of-school young adults, review the lessons learned from past youth programs and policies, identify seven guiding principles for policy and practice in the youth field, and detail a model for creating a community-wide system built on collaborative partnerships among all relevant stakeholders. The following papers are included: "Confronting the Youth Demographic Challenge: Labor Market Prospects for Out-of-School Young Adults" (Andrew Sum, Neeta Fogg, Garth Mangum); "Human Capital Investments by People Matter" (Stephen L. Mangum, Judith W. Tansky); "High Stakes Testing: Opportunities and Risks for Students of Color, English-Language Learners, and Students with Disabilities" (Jay P. Heubert); "Using Educational Resources for Out-of-School Youth" (David Gruber); "Out of School and Unemployed: Principles for More Effective Policy and Programs" (Gary Walker); "The Power of Youth Popular Culture" (Ed de Jesus); "The Declaration of Inter-dependence" (Young Leaders Council, National Alumni Council of the YouthBuild USA Affiliated Network); "Winning Support" (Dorothy Stoneman); and "Building a System to Serve Out-of-School Youth" (Marion Pines, William J. Spring). One paper contains a substantial bibliography. (MN)
Sar Levitan Center, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles Street, Wyman Park Building, 5th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 ($10). Tel: 410-516-7169; Fax: 410-516-4775; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: National Council on Employment Policy, Washington, DC.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Sar Levitan Center for Social Policy Studies.
Note: For a related work, "A Generation of Challenge: Pathways to Success for Urban Youth," see ED 413 409.