ERIC Number: ED214782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
1981 Kuwait Summer Students Training Program, Secondary Component. An Evaluation Report.
An eight-week summer science program was designed to create and encourage interest in science among outstanding secondary school students from different geographic areas of Kuwait. Opportunities were provided for students to: (1) engage in hands-on science activities; (2) work in laboratories in one of three research areas (chemistry; physics/electronics; and computer science); and (3) become familiar with science careers. In addition to these objectives, the first part of this report includes criteria for selecting and characteristics of participants, program activities, and a summary of program operations. Findings related to attainment of program objectives and program strengths/weaknesses are discussed in the second section and summarized in the third. Based on the results of questionnaires, formal/informal interviews, and staff impressions/observations, it was concluded that the program was successful in generating interest in science among the 40 participants. The major strength of the program was concluded to be its designed activities and organizational structure. Weaknesses included scheduling of selected activities, shortness of the 8-week program, need for mature supervisors, and quality of cafeteria food. Supporting data are provided in an appendix. (SK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kuwait Inst. for Scientific Research, Safat.
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