ERIC Number: ED254401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of Lockheed Technology Emphasis Camp (TEC) Summer 1984.
Jonas, Edward D., Jr.; And Others
This report presents an evaluation of Lockheed TEC, a pilot program established by the Lockheed Georgia Company as a joint summer employment venture with other Georgia institutions. The goal of this program for economically qualified high school juniors and seniors was to expose them to aerospace technology through four program objectives. These objectives include: (1) emphasizing the value of science, mathematics, and technological education through applications in the aerospace industry; (2) providing stimulating experiences that reward high achievement, and helping students in personal growth and career direction; (3) providing a means for participants to share their experiences through planned presentations at their home schools; and (4) establishing new linkages to support public education, parents, and others in the pursuit of excellence in mathematics, writing, and reading. Findings (which focus on students' program preferences, educational benefit of the program, and academic achievement) indicate that the program was a success. A list of nine recommendations based on the findings is included. Two of these recommendations are that Lockheed TEC should capitalize on its experiential aspect by incorporating and/or expanding on those activities that provide for learning by doing/knowledge applications and that future participants should have a 2.5 grade point average and show a proclivity for achievement in a technological area. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA. Div. of Research, Evaluation, and Data Processing.
Identifiers: Lockheed Technology Emphasis Camp; Science Education Research