ERIC Number: ED174756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Relevant Experiences for Alternative Learning: Project REAL. Third-Party Annual Evaluation Report, Second Year. Review Period: November 1, 1977 through October 31, 1978.
Wasdyke, Raymond G.
An evaluation was conducted of the second year of Project REAL (Relevant Experiences for Alternative Learning), which provides high school students in Newark, Delaware, with community-based career development experiences and relates these learning activities to the curriculum of life skills, basic skills, and career development. In the area of student outcomes it was found that students did not improve in basic skills or career decision-making and employment-seeking skills after participating in the project. Nevertheless, learning managers and community instructors rated the students high in personal employment and career-related dimensions. In the category of student process goals and objectives, the project has been successful in its placement of students in diverse community work sites, implementation of a comprehensive student assessment system, instruction in dealing with sex bias and discrimination, and award of credit for project participation. The project has also fulfilled its proposed management process tasks: developing and implementing management and staff development plans, obtaining parental permission for student participation, providing insurance for participants, and establishing a project advisory board. Recommendations were made for improvements in the three evaluated areas. (The appendixes contain the evaluation plan and a checklist of essential characteristics for implementation sites.) (ELG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Note: Appendix A may not reproduce well due to small print; For a related document see ED 147 541