ERIC Number: ED237594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Project School to Work: A Monograph.
Owen, Sharon K.; And Others
The purpose of the study described here was to determine if Project School to Work, which involved funding (through Title IV of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) a team of facilitators to help a consortium of schools plan and implement career education programs, could be replicated. Three things were looked at: (1) what had taken place in participating school districts so a model could be described; (2) whether participants regarded the project as successful; and (3) the legislative climate, a very special set of circumstances that are said to have made the project possible in the first place. The study had to determine whether conditions resulting in these circumstances were likely to remain the same or to change. Two different aspects of the climate for replicability were studied--issues surrounding dissemination and validation of the project, and emerging policy trends. It is concluded that Project School to Work was successful and can be replicated. Recommendations are given for workshops, the development of a community resource system, pursuit of State validation, and possible adaptations in the project. The assessment process, tables of results, and validation application guidelines appear in lengthy appendices, and results of the Career Skills Assessment, a battery of tests given to a sample of participants, are contained in an addendum. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Dept. of Employment Security, Olympia.; Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Education and Work Program.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act Title IV; Project School to Work; Replication