ERIC Number: ED111953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Oct-15
Reference Count: N/A
Project ADAPT: Report Number 1: Description and Review of the MIT Orientation Program: [And Appendix].
Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning.
The report of Project ADAPT (Aerospace and Defense Adaptation to Public Technology), describes the design, execution, and forthcoming evaluation of the program. The program's objective was to demonstrate the feasibility of redeploying surplus technical manpower into public service at State and local levels of government. The development of the program is outlined and the program's participants are described in terms of their socioeconomic, educational, and professional characteristics, and some potentially significant subgroups are identified. A detailed day-by-day account is provided of the four week-long orientation periods, focusing on: urban growth and development, environment and technology, design and delivery of social services, and agency management and change. A detailed analysis is given of the program's design, logistics, and components, each component being discussed in terms of intent, description, and critique, which includes participant comments. The program evaluation is discussed from two points of view: concurrent monitoring and evaluation and post-orientation monitoring and evaluations. Conclusions and recommendations are made for the development of specific guidelines for future programs, the program's structure, and personal and job development. The 121-page appendix includes study aids, rosters of faculty, staff, and enrollees, program schedules, and bibliographies. (BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United States Conference of Mayors, Washington, DC.; National League of Cities, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning.