ERIC Number: ED025654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug-1
Reference Count: 0
A Preliminary Evaluation of Richmond Plan Programs (Pre-Technical Plan) in Secondary Schools. Final Report.
Kincaid, Harry V.; Hamilton, Phyllis D.
Descriptive data were collected in the form of program case histories, student and teacher surveys and interviews, and school records from eight schools (1966-67) and two schools (1967-68) that were conducting Richmond Plan type programs for average underachieving secondary students. In writing this evaluation, two major questions were asked, namely, "What are the impacts of the Richmond Plan on its students and on the school?" and "What information can be developed that would be useful to schools that are interested in introducing such a plan?" Profiles derived from the case histories are presented for 10 high school programs, and provide a description of the origins, early problems, operation, and major problems of each program. A comparative analysis is made on three issues: (1) effects of these programs, (2) awareness of and attitudes toward the programs, and (3) costs. Administrative guidelines are presented for those considering the implementation of such a program. The findings are discussed in general terms as strengths and weaknesses of the several program variations. The appendix includes the questionnaires and tabular listings of frequency data. (EM)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Allied Health Occupations Education, Comparative Analysis, Distributive Education, Graphic Arts, Guidelines, High Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Pretechnology Programs, Profiles, Program Attitudes, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Student Characteristics, Students, Teacher Attitudes, Underachievement, Unified Studies Curriculum, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA.
Identifiers: California; Richmond Plan