ERIC Number: ED186614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Strengthening Education's Participation in the Work-Education Consortium Project. Final Report.
Portland School District No. 1, OR.
A brief program description, recommendations to the sponsor, and an evaluation report are presented for a 6-day summer workshop to train public school teachers and administrators (K-12) to use community resource people in career awareness and exploration programs. Activities reported include large- and small-group training sessions, community site visits, and interaction between the 50 participants (teachers and administrators from three school districts) and members of the Greater Portland Work-Education Council. Recommendations are presented concerning three topics: U.S. Office of Career Education initiatives, collaboration in career education, and local collaborative efforts. The evaluation report describes procedures and results of a three-part assessment: (1) pre- post-test comparison of workshop participants (46) and comparison group teachers (2); observation of workshop activities of 10 randomly selected participants; and (3) interviews with representatives from the six agencies and organizations involved in the project. Conclusions reported include the following: participant teachers gained in self-confidence and knowledge of Portland's resources and were superior to comparison teachers in skills for preparing students and community resource persons to produce a successful instructional situation; participant administrators strengthened relationships with key community groups; cooperation between the six collaborating groups was responsible for the project's positive conclusion. Questionnaires and interview forms are appended. (JT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland School District No. 1, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon (Portland)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974