ERIC Number: ED117419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Aides to Career Education, 1974-75: An Evaluation.
Crawford, Alan N.
The Aides to Career Education (ACE) Program, a Los Angeles Vocational Amendments Part A project, employs instructional aides to help disadvantaged vocational education students develop positive attitudes toward education and employment, more cooperative behavior, pride in their course work, efficiency in completing assigned tasks, and improved attendance. The purpose is to improve the students' educational performance and employment potential. The evaluation included: (1) analysis of quantitative data; (2) administration of questionnaires to certified, classified, and student personnel; (3) on-site visitations by project administrators; and (4) a comparison study of student achievement. The findings are presented and discussed, concluding that the program effectively met its overall goal of increasing individual assistance to disadvantaged vocational education students and had a generally positive effect on them. The aides' greatest efforts were in direct assistance to students, as guidelines required. Project objectives for median rating of 3.0 or more (on a 1-to-4 scale) in selected program aspects were met, except for the dropout rate and school attitudes. Grades in ACE classes were slightly higher than in others, but citizenship grades were similar. Inservice education was generally effective. The number of aides and their hours were deemed inadequate. Survey instruments and human relations workshop evaluations are appended. (AJ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance Patterns, Career Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Prevention, Employment Potential, Employment Qualifications, Inservice Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Attitudes, School Holding Power, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Teacher Aides, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Schools, CA. Research and Evaluation Branch.