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Hershey, Alan M.

Works: 34 works in 69 publications in 1 language and 1,743 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: JK325, 320.973
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One nation, so many governments by Michael N Danielson( Book )
7 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 490 libraries worldwide
The diverse forms of tech-prep : implementation approaches in ten local consortia by Alan M Hershey( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Nonmonetary eligibility in state unemployment insurance programs : law and practice by Walter Corson( Book )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
A study examined the various laws and practices in six states regarding nonmonetary eligibility for state unemployment insurance programs and assessed the effects of these laws and policies on the states' ability to identify and reject unemployment insurance claimants who fail to meet the requirements. Eligibility for unemployment insurance in all six states was based on two sets of criteria: initial monetary and nonmonetary qualification requirements (which are based on previous employment) and continuing eligibility conditions (which are exhibited through continuing attachment to the labor market). The ability of a given state to deny benefits to ineligible claimants was found to depend on the effectiveness with which the state detects determination issues rather than on the consistency with which its determinations lead to denials. Two important practices contribute to high determination rates. The first is initiation of the determination process on the basis of information from several actors, and the second is an insistence upon obtaining simple factual information from employers on the reason for separation. The severity of penalties affects administrative behavior during the determination process as well as the behavior of potential claimants. Also important are comprehensive and detailed written policies. A broad view should be taken of the types of information that justify inquiry, and the information available to the adjudicator responsible for decision making should be maximized. (Mn)
Focus for the future : the final report of the national Tech-Prep evaluation ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
In accordance with a mandate included in the 1990 amendments to the Perkins Act, a national evaluation of Tech-Prep implementation was conducted. The evaluation had two main objectives: to determine how effectively Tech-Prep is being implemented and to identify useful implementation practices and challenges. Data were collected from the following sources: surveys of state-level Tech-Prep coordinators in autumn 1993 and spring 1997; surveys of all local Tech-Prep consortium coordinators in autumn 1993, 1994, and 1995; and in-depth studies of 10 local consortia that involved 4 visits to each site and a follow-up survey of a sample of Tech-Prep participants in selected member high schools (the survey was completed by 61% of the sample of 799 students). The evaluation yielded three main conclusions: (1) Tech-Prep consortia have strengthened local collaboration among educators, increased emphasis on career guidance, focused attention on applied forms of academic instruction, and brought employers into more contact with schools; (2) Tech-Prep has taken diverse forms; and (3) federal and state leadership could strengthen Tech-Prep by placing greater emphasis on comprehensive programs of study. (Twenty tables/figures are included. The report contains 23 references.) (mn)
Expanding options for students : report to Congress on the national evaluation of school-to-work implementation by Alan M Hershey( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
A comprehensive evaluation of state and local progress in implementing school-to-work (stw) programs focused on the following: whether states and local partnerships have created coherent stw systems of connected, sustainable practices and programs; how stw systems have changed students' experiences at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels; and whether widescale adoption of the activities and practices promoted in the School to Work Opportunities Act of 1994 (stwoa) has occurred. The evaluation has four components: surveys of all local partnerships; in-depth case studies of 8 states and a sample of 39 local partnerships; survey of grade 12 and postsecondary students in the 8 states; and analysis of high school transcripts for the student sample. According to the data collected to date, modest progress has been made on the stwoa agenda. Broad career development is being emphasized most, and stw experiences are engaging a diverse mix of students who generally consider those activities helpful in clarifying their career goals. (Twenty-eight tables/figures are included. The report contains 22 references. Appended are the following: local partnership survey completion rates in fall 1996 and 1997; student outcomes related to government performance and results indicators; and participation in three stw components by student subgroups.) (mn)
The emergence of Tech-Prep at the state and local levels by Marsha K Silverberg( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
The emergence of tech-prep at the state and local levels was examined in a study of the first surveys of state and local coordinators: a survey of all 812 tech-prep consortia receiving Title iiie funds for school year 1992-93 (response rate 86%) and a state survey of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands (to which all but 1 coordinator responded). The study focused on the following: state role in promoting tech-prep; setting for tech-prep initiatives; organization, leadership, and resources of consortia; definition of tech-prep; participation in tech-prep programs; school and workplace content of tech-prep programs; approaches to staff development and promotion of tech-prep; student outcomes; and local evaluation of tech-prep implementation. The study established that although tech-prep has the potential to affect many students, tech-prep students still represented relatively small proportions of students in their consortium districts. Many consortia were still in a pilot phase. The current level of activity among postsecondary partners was unclear, and reporting on students appeared a major obstacle for consortia and states. Tech-prep has already laid some groundwork for transformation to school-to-work systems, however. (Sixty tables/figures are included. Appended are local survey response rates by state. Contains 10 references.) (mn)
The diverse forms of Tech-Prep : implementation approaches in ten local consortia by Alan M Hershey( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
This document profiles the diverse approaches to tech-prep taken by 10 local districts across the United States. The tech-prep programs in the following cities are profiled: Dayton, Ohio; Dothan, Alabama; East Peoria, Illinois; Fresno, California; Gainesville, Florida; Hartford, Connecticut; Logan, West Virginia; Salem, Oregon; Springdale, Arkansas; and Springfield, Massachusetts. Each profile includes information about the following aspects of the program: articulation and programs of study; changes in curriculum and instruction; recruitment, guidance, and career development; and governance and resources. Discussed in the final chapter are the following emerging issues: students toward whom tech-prep is targeted; the importance of articulation to tech-prep development; ways consortia can make programs of study a meaningful feature of tech-prep; the implications of alternative strategies for introducing applied academics; the extent to which tech-prep will change postsecondary programs; and the role business and industry can be expected to play in tech-prep. (Mn)
Heading students towards career horizons : tech-prep implementation progress, 1993-1995 by Marsha Silverberg( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
In fall 1992, 87 percent of coordinators of funded local tech prep consortia (n=897) completed the third national evaluation survey. Findings indicated the following: formation of new consortia slowed; they grew larger and included a substantial and increasing share of school districts; middle school and postsecondary membership expanded; inclusion of business, industry, and labor grew; and business and labor participated less in consortium leadership. Consortia engaged in promotional activities and took steps to increase access of special populations. Professional development remained a central part of tech prep. Local consortia implemented diverse program models. Attention to career development increased gradually, availability of career-focused programs of study and participation rose sharply, curriculum change focused on applied academics, articulation expanded, and workplace activity was more common. Tech prep participation was most strongly linked to enrollment in vocational courses. Participants represented a small but growing share of the secondary school population, and growing numbers were involved in workplace activities. Many tech prep high school graduates chose postsecondary education and training as a common pathway, but they increasingly chose to attend four-year institutions. Consortia collected various evaluation plans and used them in different ways. Coordinators identified successful aspects of tech prep development and major barriers faced. (Ylb)
School-to-work implementation progress : the state perspective in early 1996 by Alan M Hershey( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
One-hour telephone discussions with state school-to-work (STW) directors provided information on STW state governance, partnership formation and funding, and implementation progress in 27 states. The most obvious difference in structures at the state level for implementing STW was whether STW responsibilities were assigned to a governing entity with a broader policy mandate or with a narrower function relating specifically to STW matters. States created a single-tier system of local STW partnerships or a two-tier system of regional and local partnerships. The primary purpose of regional bodies was to provide technical assistance to local partnerships. All 27 states received federal development and implementation grants. The most common uses of development grant funds were for forming substate partnerships, developing a state plan and preparing an application for an implementation grant, and developing strategies for improving public awareness of STW concepts. Conformity to federal legislative requirements and encouragement of local innovation appeared to be priorities in STW development, influencing the success of implementation. Successes in building state-level cooperation, promoting of STW concepts among key players, and creating materials were identified. Obstacles included the following: lack of understanding of what STW means among parent and students, school staff, and some state agency staff and issues limiting employer involvement (employer liability, child labor laws, and lack of financial incentives). (YLB) Note:The following two links are not-applicable for text-based browsers or screen-reading software. Show
Partners in progress : early steps in creating school-to-work systems : executive summary ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Building blocks for a future school-to-work system : early national implementation results by Marsha Silverberg( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
The minority female single parent demonstration : program operations : a technical research report by Alan M Hershey( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Partners in progress : early steps in creating school-to-work systems by Alan M Hershey( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
The School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994 provides 5-year federal grants to help states implement school-to-work (stw) systems with broad collaboration among employers, organized labor, educators, and public agencies. All states have taken steps to create a statewide infrastructure. Local partnerships are widespread, but new and evolving. School-based and workplace components have received uneven attention. Early efforts most often build on vocational education programs. Participation in career development activities is high, but for individuals such activities are typically occasional and unconnected. Student involvement in integrated curricula is relatively uncommon. Integration of academic and vocational instruction is widely pursued. Developing work-based activities is the top priority of most local partnerships. Local constraints typically limit emphasis on paid positions with structured training and work experience. Workplace opportunities that students get through school are of higher quality than those they find. Few students have participated in multiple stw activities. Schools and employers play more active roles than postsecondary institutions in stw partnerships. Involvement of organized labor and parents is limited. Emerging issues are as follows: can states can fit stw in a coherent policy framework; can workplace learning be made meaningful to all students; and can curriculum be built consistently around career themes. (Contains 23 references.) (Ylb)
Building Strong Families (BSF) project data collection, 2005-2008, United States ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
The Building Strong Families (BSF) project is comprised of a four part dataset. Part 1, the BSF Eligibility and Baseline Survey Data file; Part 2, the BSF 15-Month Follow-up Survey Data file; Part 3, the program participation data file; Part 4, the BSF 15-month follow-up analysis file. This study examined the effectiveness of programs designed to improve child well-being and strengthen the relationships of low-income couples through relationship skills education. It surveyed couples 15 months after having applied and having been accepted into a Building Stronger Families (BSF) program at one of eight locations offering services to unwed couples expecting, or having recently had a baby. The first major focus of the study was family structure. Question topics included information on recently born children, as well as the parents and their relationship status. If the parents were still together, respondents were asked whether they were currently married or planned to marry in the future. If no longer together, reasons for the relationship ending were explored. The second major focus queried respondents about parental involvement with their child or children. They were then asked to rate their perceived quality as parents, their communication skills, and cooperation between parental responsibilities. Respondents were also questioned regarding the amount of time spent by each parent with their child, including playing games, feeding, and changing diapers. The third major focus asked respondents about their relationships. They were asked to give their opinions of marriage and their level of satisfaction in their current relationship. Respondents were also asked to list the frequency, if applicable, of various occurrences within their relationship. Subjects included communication, enjoyment of each others' company, partner reliability, infidelity, and domestic violence
Application of the unemployment insurance system work test and nonmonetary eligibility standards by Walter Corson( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The emergence of tech-prep at the state and local levels 1995 by Marsha Silverberg( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Early implementation of the welfare-to-work grants program : report to Congress by Irma Perez-Johnson( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
One nation, so many governments: a report to the Ford Foundation by Michael N Danielson( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Providing services to promote job retention by Joshua Haimson( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Getting help to stay employed : the use of postemployment services by Joshua Haimson( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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