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Wurzburg, Gregory

Overview
Works: 22 works in 25 publications in 3 languages and 45 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HD6273, 331.34
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Most widely held works by Gregory Wurzburg
Improving Job Opportunities for Youth A Review of Prime Sponsor Experience in Implementing the Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act by Gregory Wurzburg( )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report of the National Council on Employment Policy to the Department of Labor identifies some major themes and analyzes the diverse experiences occurring in ten case studies. The case studies examine a total of thirty-seven prime sponsors (in twelve states) charged with improving job opportunities for youth. "Summary and Recommendations," the first of the report's three parts, draws some tentative conclusions about the effectiveness of prime sponsors and the Department of Labor in implementing the new youth programs and offers some guidance for forthcoming operations. Part 2, "The National Picture," presents the national backdrop to the prime sponsor experience. It analyzes national level conditions and national office policy's direct effects on prime sponsor plans and experiences. The third part, "Experiences at the Local Level," analyzes the case study patterns with reference to the objectives of the Department of Labor's Office of Youth Programs. In this major portion of the report, there are reviews of knowledge development, work experience quality under the Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act, youth participation, targeting, substitution, coordinating services for youth, involvement of community-based organizations, and changes in institutional relationships. (CSS)
Ireland, 2010( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By international standards, immigrant students in Ireland, on average, perform as well as their native peers at age 15. However, non-English speaking immigrants face particular challenges and do less well. Ireland is undertaking measures with a focus on language support and intercultural education. There is scope to improve access to quality early childhood education and care for all, especially for immigrant children; strengthen learning opportunities for language support teachers; concentrate efforts on mainstreaming language support and intercultural education into regular curriculum, teacher education and research; enhance capacities of teachers and school leaders to be more responsive to the growing linguistic and cultural diversity of students; ensure access to school, home and community liaison services for immigrant families; collect better data to further encourage schools to adopt diversity and inclusive education; and set up a framework for continuous feedback embedded in policy evaluation and school inspection
Alternative Approaches to Financing Lifelong Learning. Country Report Denmark by Gregory Wurzburg( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the main strategies for achieving lifelong learning objectives in Denmark has been to steadily shore up and improve the efficiency of the institutional arrangements for adult learning and to progressively strengthen the arrangements for financing it. Because there has been no attempt to create totally new structures or programs, the trends in outlays for lifelong learning and numbers of learners served have been steadily, albeit not sharply upward. The focus has been on increasing the cost-effectiveness and quality of learning opportunities in order to strengthen the incentives for different actors to invest in it and thereby make lifelong learning more affordable. According to Denmark's "taximeter" system for funding educational programs, education and training providers, including lifelong learning providers, receive per capita grants from the state for each full-time equivalent enrollment. Denmark also has several arrangements to provide replacement income to individuals who choose to take leave from paid employment to participate in lifelong learning or to participate in lifelong learning while unemployed. Lifelong learning in Denmark is thus heavily publicly subsidized, with public authorities bearing most of the direct costs and a substantial share of the indirect costs (foregone income). The existing arrangements for financing lifelong learning are seen as largely satisfactory. (MN)
Apprentissage à vie et "employabilité" by Phillip McKenzie( )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview to The Local Focus on Youth A Review of Prime Sponsor Experience Implementing the Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act by Gregory Wurzburg( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This overview of an evaluation of prime sponsor implementation of the Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act (YEDPA), offers an interpretation of ten case study findings. It is divided into four principal parts. The first, "Summary of Findings and Recommendations," summarizes findings about local programs implementing YEDPA and suggests strategies and tactics to guide the Department of Labor in forthcoming operations. The second, "Program Experience in Fiscal 1978," reviews administration and operation of local youth programs. Issues covered in this section are linkages between prime sponsors and local schools, the client population, interaction between the summer job program and YEDPA, local accountability, spending patterns, and discrepancies between planned and actual performance. The third section, "Planning for 1978," identifies changes in local programming from the first to second year of YEDPA and analyzes the reasons for the changes and their likely consequences. Changes in procedures and operations, institutional roles, and policy are discussed. The fourth section, entitled "The Local Perspective," adopts the prime sponsor perspective and examines some of the local conditions that have had an effect on YEDPA implementation. Prime sponsor staff stability and the role of regional offices are covered. (MN)
Training and education for the next century by Summit 100( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program shows three addresses presented at a conference about vocational education
The Transition from school to work : remedies for the problem that won't take care of itself by Gregory Wurzburg( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some lessons from Youthwork, Inc.'s experience are important to public policy makers trying to decide what part the federal government should play in supporting and providing leadership for job education, training, and employability programs development. In setting federal priorities, Youthwork recommends greatest emphasis on supporting vocational education, employment, and training programs to enhance employability rather than on interests of the economy. A separate focus on youth should be retained because of their special needs and access to different instructional resources. A strong emphasis on close articulation between employment and training activities and education is also advocated. Out of school youth should be served by creating access to existing job preparation activities in postsecondary and proprietary schools and creating new training programs. In-school youth should continue to be served by the Youth Employment and Training Program and federally supported vocational education. While private sector involvement in job creation for youth is feasible, the government should also provide training opportunities. Private sector involvement should also be expanded to other areas. Increased state and local government policy-making authority would permit greater responsiveness to local needs. The federal government should assume a clearinghouse function and offer technical assistance. (YLB)
Youth and the Local Employment Agenda. an Analysis of Prime Sponsor Experience Implementing the Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act. Overview and Area Summaries. Final Report by Gregory Wurzburg( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a case study approach, an eighteen-month review assessed the implementation of the Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act (yedpa) in thirty-seven prime sponsorships in twelve states. Most states showed progress in establishing a role for local educational agencies in the prime sponsor employment and training service matrix. But too little time or incentive has limited union and private employer involvement. To meet developmental needs of youth, sponsors have paid more attention to systematic sequencing of services, emphasized program quality, and tied manpower to education through collaboration with local schools. Despite flexible program targeting, cost and reporting disincentives have deterred special needs group identification. A crisis climate has hindered knowledge development by not permitting time for activities without immediately usable pay-offs, while the maintenance-of-effort mandate has proven hard to enforce. "Sticks" (statutes and regulations) and "carrots" (financial incentives) have failed to assure that new programs serve intended federal objectives. Furthermore, uncertainty about funding levels, regulations, and the law itself lessen federal block grant program effectiveness. (Recommendations are made for improving yedpa program operations and considerations when enacting and implementing new legislation. The ten case study areas are summarized.) (ylb)
Involving Schools in Employment and Training Programs for Youth by Gregory Wurzburg( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study was conducted to review the progress that local ceta sponsors and LEAs have made towards collaboration. An analysis was made of early prime sponsors and lea experience under yedpa based upon the first three parts of a four-part evaluation conducted by the National Council on Employment Policy of yedpa implementation in 37 ceta prime sponsorships. The implementation study included extensive discussion about ceta-lea agreements, the mechanics of local change and the difficulties encountered along the road to collaboration. Data for analyzing channels of influence to local schools other than ceta prime sponsors were obtained from a number of interviews, meetings and "mini-case studies" in Baltimore, Maryland, and Springfield and Columbus, Ohio, conducted in the summer and fall of 1978. Interviews were held with representatives of those national educational organizations or institutions which previously had taken action to stimulate or reinforce linkages between the education community and the employment/training community, or were in a position to influence the education community to do so. It was concluded that (1) it will take time and follow-up policies for interest in yedpa to build; and that (2) this must begin at the local level. (Ct)
Involving schools in employment and training programs : final report by Joseph Colmen( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lifelong learning and employability by Phillip McKenzie( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intangible investment : missing pieces in the productivity puzzle( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Youth and the local employment agenda : an analysis of prime sponsor experience implementing the Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act by Gregory Wurzburg( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training: A Learning for Jobs Review of Sweden 2008 by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Learning for Jobs is an OECD study of vocational education and training (VET) designed to help countries make their VET systems more responsive to labour market needs. South Carolina offers career and technology education (CATE) programs in high schools and career and technology centers, with relatively good status and linked to expectations of strong general skills. A reform agenda reflected in the âEducation and Economic Development Actâ includes the development of high quality career guidance. There is also a strong technical college system. Wider challenges include an underlying problem of resources for schools, the need to further develop workplace learning, and the lack of basic skills both among school-leavers and adults. The OECD review assesses the main challenges faced by the CATE system and presents an interconnected package of policy recommendations. For each recommendation, the report describes the challenge, the recommendation itself, supporting arguments, and issues of implementation. [Publishers website]
REDEFINING EDUCATION QUALITY: LESSONS FROM AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE by Alan WAGNER( )

1 edition published in 2001 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Youth and the local employment agenda( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Primary and Secondary Education in the United States. OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 585 by Peter Tulip( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The average educational attainment of US students is weak by international comparison. For example, mean results of PISA test scores are below the OECD [Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development] average. This is despite substantial resources devoted to the schooling system. One partial explanation for this is that academic standards, curriculum and examinations are not sufficiently challenging in most US states. In 2001, Congress enacted the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) to raise achievement levels, especially of certain groups that perform badly. The Act requires states to establish clear content standards as to what students should know, to regularly assess performance and to set thresholds for adequate yearly progress; it also requires schools where students are failing to meet such thresholds to improve or close, while enhancing options for parents of children in such schools to place their children elsewhere. The law appears to be well conceived, addressing key problems in a sensible manner. Preliminary indications are consistent with it raising school performance and closing achievement gaps. The NCLB legislation should therefore be reauthorised. Moreover, the NCLB framework of standards, assessment and accountability should be extended through upper secondary education. That said, there are a number of areas in which improvements could be made. Though the federal government cannot set standards, it could strengthen incentives for more states to make their standards more challenging. As well, the federal government should help states and districts to better test student achievement and assess progress. An annex provides: Further evidence on school performance. (Contains 12 tables, 3 figures, 2 boxes, and 23 notes.)
Unternehmen (1) : Flexibilität, Kompetenz und Beschäftigung by Graham Vickery( )

1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Arbeitsmarkt ; Arbeit ; Koordination, Zentralisierung, Dezentralisierung ; Organisationsentwicklung, Reorganisation
Guide to the transition from the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act to the Job Training Partnership Act by Calvin H George( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alternative approaches to financing lifelong learning : country report Denmark 1999( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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