ERIC Number: ED193460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan-15
Reference Count: N/A
The Evaluation of the Health and Science Action Learning Project, Central High School, Minneapolis Public Schools. Final Report.
Wolfe, Howard C.; And Others
Evaluation of the Health and Science Action Learning Project was conducted as part of a larger national study of experience-based education programs in secondary schools. Developed to alleviate the problem of minority underrepresentation in the health professions, the program was designed to encourage minority students to consider these careers and increase their capacity to pursue such careers successfully. The research design involved use of instruments and data collection procedures specific to the local evaluation, as well as several instruments of the national evaluation to test the nine project objectives and program implementation. The program was found to have had a positive effect in two areas: exploration and knowledge of careers and self-esteem. There was no change in vocational maturity, confidence in social situations, vocational aspirations, attitudes toward hospitals, or motivation. Recommendations included (1) shifting the program to the morning to provide a better experience at the hospital and increase enrollment, (2) allocating more time to hospital field experience, (3) increasing effort to recruit minority and disadvantaged students with low motivation, (4) providing followup beyond the trimester program, and (5) increasing minority staffing. (Evaluation instruments are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Careers, Clinical Experience, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs, Hospitals, Inner City, Minority Groups, Occupational Aspiration, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. Center for Youth Development and Research.; Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn.