ERIC Number: ED047139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
Pilot "A" Curriculum Evaluation and Interpretive Analysis. Phase II Final Report.
During Pilot A of Phase II of the Social Service Aid Project under a contract designed to implement a program of exemplary education for the career development of paraprofessionals in social and/or human services, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights introduced two courses into its curriculum, a group work course and a field practicum. The 16 enrollees were recruited among staff and volunteers of Chicago Heights agencies and organizations, most were middle-aged, worked at least part time, and had family responsibilities. Evaluation was performed by the students through questionnaires and informal discussions, the instructors, agency directors, and others. Low attrition and high attendance rates as well as positive evaluation by students contributed to course success. It was concluded that testing an innovative curriculum requires teachers who understand and agree with the method of creating that curriculum. In addition to the evaluation, interpretive analysis was mode of the specialized courses and Human Services Core Curriculum, content of required courses and the outline for associate degree, and the success and significance of the group work and practicum courses. Phase I is available as ED 035 062 (RIE, May 1970), and related documents are available as VT 012 530-012 533 and VT 012 535 in this issue. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, IL.
Note: Social Service Aide Project for the Training and Education of Paraprofessionals