ERIC Number: ED253485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Student Evaluation of an Urban Internship Program.
Fagan, Ronald W.
Seventy-four participants were asked to evaluate a liberal arts internship program, using a 73-item questionnaire. The program consists of three components: a three day per week internship, an urban studies seminar, and an optional independent study component. The program was evaluated in terms of five program goals. The evaluation indicated that the program was successful in teaching students about working with different people (especially cross-cultural experiences), learning about the urban environment and urban problems, and participating in a living-learning community. The program was less successful in helping students apply sociological concepts and theories to the urban situation. Suggestions for improving the program include providing more structure for students in the problem discovering and solving process by having the students actively involved in the collection of quantitative and qualitative data and integrating the off-campus program with on-campus programs. (Author/IS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Westmont College CA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (San Antonio, TX, August 27-31, 1984).