ERIC Number: ED158037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jul-31
Reference Count: N/A
The Bilingual Human Services Educational Consortium of Bangor Community College. Third Year Evaluation.
Bigney, Tracy B.
This third-party evaluation report, presented in six sections, begins with an introductory section on the procedures used to evaluate the Bilingual Human Services Educational Consortium. (The consortium, a one-year college level program, prepares underemployed and unemployed Franco-Americans for paraprofessional human service jobs.) Also described in the introduction is the summative evaluation design based on program participants' attitudes as assessed through questionnaires, interviews, and observations. In section 2 findings on students' perspectives are presented. In section 3 the faculty perspective is examined and in section 4 the practicum supervisor's perspective is investigated. In the fifth section, seventeen observations and recommendations resulting from site visits are presented in four categories: providing University access for non-traditional students, program atmosphere, vocational training, and academic considerations. The final section presents the results of each program objective: (1) to expand the bilingual certificate gerontology program, (2 and 3) to provide bilingual vocational education for Maine's high Franco-American populations and 100 unemployed and underemployed adults, and (4) to encourage consortia between the University of Maine system and community agencies in meeting the above objectives. The report concludes that the first three objectives were met, and the fourth was partially fulfilled. (See related document CE 017 481 which contains a comprehensive report of all project activities.) (CSS)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Vocational Education, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Certification, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Community Services, Consortia, Course Evaluation, Educational Environment, English (Second Language), Gerontology, Human Services, Postsecondary Education, Practicums, Program Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Summative Evaluation, Supervisors, Underemployment, Unemployment, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono. Social Science Research Inst.