ERIC Number: ED201898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Northwest Connection: Final Project Report.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
The Northwest Connection was designed as a "peer interaction" model for communicating and disseminating career education in the five northwestern states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. (A detailed description of Northwest Connection activities, with key problems and decisions highlighted, may be found in "People Helping People" [see note], a guidebook for practitioners wanting to implement peer technical assistance systems.) This report presents findings and recommendations based on research, evaluation, and knowledge development activities set forth in the evaluation plan for the project. Formative evaluation was undertaken in four broad areas: consultant training, awareness efforts, assistance efforts, and project management. Summative evaluation addressed the nature of changes in career education activity brought about by the project. The report is organized into sections as follows: a project summary is provided in the first section; formative evaluation results bearing on consultant training, awareness efforts, assistance efforts, and project management are presented in sections 2 through 5; the sixth section describes summative evaluation findings; and the seventh and final section provides a summary of the conclusions and recommendations. Overall, the project evaluation showed that most of the project goals had been accomplished, and that a peer interaction network had indeed been formed. (KC)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Career Education, Communication (Thought Transfer), Consultants, Consultation Programs, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Informal Organization, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Utilization, Linking Agents, Models, Peer Influence, Peer Relationship, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Utilization
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974