ERIC Number: ED100819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
The Worcester-Dynamy Residential Program; The Worcester-Dynamy High School Program. Evaluation Findings 1973-1974.
Cohen, Karen C.; Sakakeeny, Robert J.
Worcester-Dynamy, an educational center that brings together student interns aged 16-20, a staff of advisors, and regional learning resources is designed to assist participating interns to learn about society first-hand, develop strengths and skills in decision making and communications, test vocational and career interests, define their values, and assume responsibility for their own lives and education. Evaluation of this program was based on standardized interviews, a schedule of time spent, and assessment of student attitudes about the program. Results of the evaluation indicated that Dynamy is viewed favorably by its intern participants and that it creates an atmosphere for learning which differs sharply from other traditional or innovative atmospheres. The growth and maturation of students through the year as evidenced in the standardized tests of their image as well as in their general self-assurance in interviews indicates that the experience has helped those involved to become more thoughtful about making decisions in their lives, to become more mature about handling themselves in a variety of situations, and to become better able to communicate with others in their program. (MJM)
Descriptors: Decision Making, High School Students, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Residential Institutions, Skill Development, Student Teachers, Teacher Centers, Teacher Education, Teacher Interns, Values, Vocational Interests
Dynamy-Outreach, 852 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dynamy, Inc., Worcester, MA.
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