ERIC Number: ED160782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
New Hampshire High School Career Education Model. Final Evaluation Report.
Severance, Melvin J., III; Fellenz, Peter
A third-party evaluation was conducted to assess the accomplishments of a project designed to improve the quality and demonstrate the most effective methods/techniques of career education in four New Hampshire high schools. Accomplishments were assessed in the following areas: development of a staging model; curriculum infusion; school-community interflow; and learner outcome objectives. Several accomplishments were noted regarding the development of a staging model and curriculum infusion. It was concluded that attempts to increase the school-community interflow through structural change in the schools' basic operations was not consistently treated as a priority product objective. Since the project did not generate data needed for statistical analysis, the assessment of learner outcome objectives was based on the evaluator's observations at each site. These observations led to the following general conclusions: community representatives were involved in needs assessment at some sites but seldom involved in working committees; teachers at all sites were involved in curriculum infusion activities; counseling departments at three sites developed systems to monitor developmental activities and address neglected areas but they did not appear to initiate training for teachers and administrators; and administrators and policy makers at some sites increased their responsiveness to the group and articulation to the community, but they were seldom involved in working groups and have not yet installed structural changes. (BM)
Descriptors: Career Education, Change Strategies, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Fused Curriculum, Guidance Programs, Needs Assessment, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Staff Role, Teacher Participation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Keene State Coll., NH.; Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northeast Superintendent and School Board Consulting Services, Inc., Merrimack, NH.
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974