ERIC Number: ED102348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
1973-1974 Evaluation of the Career Opportunities Program. Report No. 7519.
Brown, Edward K.
The Career Opportunities Program (COP) provides individuals from low income communities an opportunity to acquire work and academic experiences that would help them qualify for a better career in education or a related field. Since 1970, 348 persons have been successfully admitted in the University-based program. At reporting time, 131 (38 percent) had graduated from college; 111 (30 percent) had withdrawn. COP trainees serve elementary schools and Get Set Centers, providing small group and individualized instruction. Survey data is reviewed and tabulated, providing information about COP trainees, the kinds of services they provided, the relative changes of their roles in the classrooms, their perceptions of the program, and reactions of cooperating principals and teachers. The cooperating principals, although agreeing that the performance and service of the trainees was excellent and the program good for training future teachers, felt that scheduling should be coordinated through the schools. The trainees felt a need for a better communication system and more counseling. It was concluded that: the program was successful in attracting participants from low-income communities; the participants played an important role in their assigned schools and day care centers; and that the participants were able to master the academic coursework required. (Author/MW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Career Opportunities, Cooperative Education, Day Care Centers, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Teachers, Field Experience Programs, Low Income Groups, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, Student Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.