ERIC Number: ED183872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
School: Community Collaboration Project. Final Report.
Oxford Public Schools, MA.
The School-Community Collaboration Project was conducted to train personnel to infuse career education elements into the ongoing educational process and to increase the involvement of parents and the employment community in the process. Five Massachusetts school systems participated in the project, including fifty-four educational personnel and sixteen community representatives. The participants were involved in six days of workshop activities designed to alter their attitudes about community collaboration in career education and to determine their needs in carrying out this collaboration. An independent evaluator conducted both a summative and a formative evaluation based on pre/post-test data and observational data collected during and following the group training sessions. Test data supported that there were positive changes in the attitudes of school personnel toward community collaboration in the implementation of career education activities within their schools. Test data did not indicate that school personnel had increased their knowledge of models/techniques for greater community collaboration; however, observational data and reports of post-training activities indicated an increase. Observational data collected during the training sessions and reports of activities undertaken in four of the school districts after the initial training clearly indicated a measureable increase in the quantity and quality of career education activities engaged in by educational personnel. (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oxford Public Schools, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974