ERIC Number: ED459338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
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)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Case Studies, Community Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Cultural Influences, Demography, Disabilities, Disadvantaged Youth, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Resources, Employment Opportunities, Ethnic Groups, Guidelines, Human Capital, Integrated Services, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Limited English Speaking, Minority Groups, Models, Needs Assessment, Out of School Youth, Partnerships in Education, Policy Formation, Population Trends, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Stakeholders, Systems Approach, Test Bias, Testing, Trend Analysis, Unemployment, Young Adults, Youth Employment, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
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: http://www.levitan.org/index.html.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
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.