ERIC Number: ED206841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: N/A
Study of the Career Intern Program. Final Report--Task A: Implementation.
Treadway, Peter G.; And Others
A study examined whether the Career Intern Program (CIP) can be replicated in new sites at reasonable cost within a reasonable period of time. (The CIP is an alternative high school designed to enable disadvantaged and alienated dropouts or potential dropouts to earn regular high school diplomas, to prepare them for meaningful employment or postsecondary education, and to facilitate their transition from school to work by providing instruction, counseling, hands-on career exposure, diagnosis/assessment, and climate.) To determine the replicability of CIP, three new sites were compared to the original site in Philadelphia. The comparison focused on whether the program, as implemented in the new sites, remains the same as the prototype program in terms of goals and practices; whether any changes instituted at new sites are improvements; whether the new implementation system is more effective than the usual developer-public school linkages; and whether the overall dissemination/implementation process is efficient. After completing their investigation, evaluators concluded that implementation in the new sites demonstrates the replicability of the program. Recommendations were made concerning community involvement and funding guidelines. (Related reports evaluating other aspects of CIP are available separately through ERIC--see note.) (MN)
Descriptors: Career Education, Case Studies, Cost Effectiveness, Counseling Services, Demonstration Programs, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Economically Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs, Financial Support, High School Students, Individualized Instruction, Nontraditional Education, Outcomes of Education, Potential Dropouts, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Student Experience, Success
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Mountain View, CA.