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ERIC Number: ED471209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 227
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Five-Year Strategic Plan for Pilots, Demonstration Research and Evaluations, July 2000-June 2005.
Van Horn, Carl; Fichtner, Aaron; Altman, Jennifer; Whittaker, Julie
This report contains the strategic vision for the Department of Labor (DOL)/Employment and Training Administration's research efforts for the next five years. Section I discusses the scope of the research plan and the development process. Section II is a review of literature concerning functioning of the labor market and identification of areas needing additional research. Section III reviews recent policy changes that will affect employment and training interventions. It identifies potential research topics that would most help DOL implement the Workforce Investment Act 1998 (WIA). Section IV provides a review of recent research, evaluation, pilot, and demonstration initiatives to help implement and improve programs under WIA. It focuses on understanding effectiveness of employment and training interventions designed to aid employers, adult job seekers, youth, and disabled and other special populations. Section V examines alternative methodologies for employment and training research and their strengths and weaknesses. Section VI identifies these nine high priority research topics: understand intermediaries' role in the labor market; identify effective training strategies; develop appropriate assessment tools; evaluate and improve job retention programs and services; develop strategies to promote career advancement; identify effective support services; understand impact of self- directed employment services; improve interventions to assist the hardest-to-serve; and develop the potential of telecommuting. There is a 246-item bibliography. (YLB)
The Office of Policy and Research, Division of Policy, Legislation, and Dissemination, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, N-5637, Washington, DC 20210. Tel: 202-693-3666; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Policy and Research.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998