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Blalock, Ann Bonar, Ed.; And Others – 1990
This book on evaluating social programs is an outcome of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Evaluation Design Project, which produced a set of 10 guides for the evaluation of state and local JTPA programs. This book distills ideas from these guides and applies them to a larger context. Part 1 presents a general approach to program evaluation…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Education Work Relationship, Employment Programs
Texas State Council on Vocational Education, Austin. – 1987
This document reports on the progress of various vocational education initiatives in Texas during 1981-85 and outlines some of the steps to be taken in the future. The report first describes the need for educational planning, especially in light of world events, and outlines a master plan for vocational education from kindergarten through…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Trends
Literacy Beat, 1987
This document discusses reasons for the current interest in workplace literacy and describes existing training for the workplace. Among the reasons for the interest in workplace literacy are changing demographics, which are altering the composition of the labor force, and changes such as the demise of the factory model in the workplace itself and…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities
Seaman, Don F.; McCallister, Joe Michael – 1988
A study evaluated use of computer-assisted instructional (CAI) systems to deliver literacy training for Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) participants at the Texas Center for Adult Literacy and Learning. Participants, who were categorized as upper-level students (7th-12th grade equivalents) or lower-level students (0-6th grade equivalents), were…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction
LaBrecque, Suzanne V.; And Others – 1989
This document is intended to aid those in Texas doing joint planning of vocational and technical education programs with programs conducted under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), the Adult Education Act, Chapter I of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act, the Education of the Handicapped Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Apprenticeships, Cooperative Programs
Auspos, Patricia; And Others – 1989
The JOBSTART demonstration program addresses the employability problems of school dropouts by testing a program of basic education, occupational skills training, support services, and job placement assistance for young, economically disadvantaged dropouts who read below the eighth-grade level. The program is being offered at 13 diverse sites,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Programs
North Dakota State Council on Vocational Education, Bismarck. – 1989
North Dakota's vocational-technical education (VTE) system was evaluated in order to determine (1) the effectiveness and adequacy of the delivery system in carrying out the purposes of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act and the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) and (2) the effectiveness and adequacy of the coordination between the two…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Compliance (Legal), Cooperative Programs, Coordination
Crawford, Everett – 1988
A study was conducted to identify new points of intervention into the education and social development of economically and educationally disadvantaged youth considered at risk of dropping out of school and never successfully participating in the labor market. The demographic characteristics of the target population were studied, as well as past…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Adolescents, Basic Skills, Dropout Prevention
Rothstein, Frances R. – 1989
Intended to stimulate discussion within the employment and training community, this issues paper tells how to enhance the employment opportunities for older workers, particularly through the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). The document consists of an introduction, 23 narrative sections, references, and a 28-item annotated bibliography. Each…
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Employment Programs, Middle Aged Adults, Older Adults
Briscoe, John A.; Buckheit, James – 1989
The Pennsylvania Summer Youth Service Corps (SYSC) is an effort to assimilate the ideals of community service exemplified by the Peace Corps, VISTA, and the Civilian Conservation Corps with the long-established Summer Youth Employment and Training Program (SYETP). SYSC differs from the existing summer youth employment program by its focus and…
Descriptors: Community Services, Employment Programs, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation
Illinois State Council on Vocational Education, Springfield. – 1987
As required by the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act of 1984, the Illinois Council on Vocational Education conducted its first biennial study of the types and amounts of cooperation between vocational education (VE) and Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) programs in the state. Data were collected from high schools, area vocational centers,…
Descriptors: Agency Role, Compliance (Legal), Cooperative Programs, Coordination
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Johnston, Janet W. – 1989
This document provides background information on and recommendations for the development of a comprehensive strategy for improving job-related learning in the United States. An introduction discusses the relationship among human resource development, the earnings of individuals, and the productivity of institutions. A summary of the major…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Developed Nations, Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship
Apling, Richard N. – 1989
Contributing to the debate on the nature of the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act, this report discusses three proposals that would establish standards of performance for vocational education and analyzes experiences from performance standards implemented as part of other social and educational programs, such as the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Federal Aid
Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, PA. – 1989
Statistics indicate that while half of America's teenagers are sexually active by age 18, many of these youth do not use contraception regularly and most delay doing so for more than a year. Of the nearly 500,000 teenage pregnancies resulting in birth annually, most of the mothers are unmarried and about half are under 18. This report argues that…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cultural Pluralism, Daily Living Skills, Decision Making Skills
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources. – 1989
Since its passage, the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) has provided nearly $10 billion to state and local agencies to provide job training to unskilled and economically disadvantaged individuals who need training to obtain employment. The General Accounting Office (GAO) studied hard-to-serve JTPA participants and compared the services they…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation
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