ERIC Number: ED120521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Evaluative Report on Phase I of the Secondary Schools Project for an Introduction to the Allied Health Professions.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Div. of Vocational Education.
The report is an evaluation of a project designed to provide first year high school participants with core knowledge related to the field of health care. Additionally, its intent was to prepare them to make a career choice of an allied health occupation and to continue in an advanced training program and/or to be employed. Data concerning grade point average, attendance, attrition, and the achievement of performance objectives were analyzed and indicated that the program had been successful. Data are reported under the following major headings: students participating in the program, student interest in learning experiences (curriculum topics, health-care tasks, field trips, and learning methods) offered, general quality and effectiveness of the program (as compared to a control group and appraised by students, parents, and national leaders in health care), and student progress toward achievement of performance objectives. Twenty-three findings, five conclusions, and four recommendations are presented. Appended are: a curriculum outline, student project evaluation forms, student interest summary data, occupational plans form, "Knowing About Jobs" form, hospital employee performance appraisal form, and a list of project staff and participating schools. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Career Choice, Career Planning, Course Content, Curriculum Evaluation, Health Facilities, Participant Characteristics, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Interests
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Div. of Vocational Education.