ERIC Number: ED126203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Hartford, Connecticut Career Opportunities Program (COP).
Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Educational Resources and Development Center.
The Career Opportunities Program (COP) has been operating in the Hartford, Connecticut Public Schools since the summer of 1970. It is a project federally funded under the Educational Professions Development Act. In brief, the program provided the funds for Hartford paraprofessionals to further their formal education. The education provided these community people would hopefully benefit both them and the students with whom they came in contact. The project was due to expire at the end of August 1975. In November 1974, the Educational Resources and Development Center of the University of Connecticut was contacted and later contracted by the Connecticut State Department of Education, to conduct an evaluation of the Hartford Career Opportunities Program. On the basis of the data gathered and analyses performed, this evaluation concludes that the Hartford Career Opportunities Program has substantially achieved its goals. It is recommended that the Hartford Board of Education should make every effort to continue or renew the COP goals and approach. The University of Hartford should consider institutionalizing some of the aspects of the COP teacher training. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Career Opportunities, College Programs, College School Cooperation, Compensatory Education, Educational Opportunities, Educationally Disadvantaged, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Low Income, Minority Groups, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Program Evaluation, Remedial Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Educational Resources and Development Center.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut (Hartford)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Professions Development Act