ERIC Number: ED341664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Comprehensive Evaluation of the 1990-91 Model Career Options Program.
Whelan, Carol Scott; And Others
This publication provides evaluative information to decision makers at the state and local levels to assist in making judgments about the extent to which the goals of the Model Career Options Program (MCOP) were attained. The MCOP goals are: (1) to provide an opportunity for teachers to expand their professional horizons and explore new avenues in their roles as educators; (2) to provide teachers with meaningful career advancement; (3) to provide salary enhancements that reflect meritorious performance and advancement; and (4) to provide school systems with additional services based on the use of teachers' talents. The evaluation focuses on three separate options: teacher-to-teacher interaction (mentoring, peer coaching, peer consultant); extended contract option (provision of enrichment and remediation); and locally initiated MCOP programs (design and implementation of either a staff development or a curriculum development program). Evaluation instruments utilized, which yielded both formative and summative results, were questionnaires, interviews, a job satisfaction instrument, and teachers' logs. A 12-item list of conclusions, a 12-item list of recommendations, and a 9-item list of references are included. (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Career Options Research and Development; Louisiana
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association (Chicago, IL, November 2, 1991).