ERIC Number: ED206845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: N/A
Study of the Career Intern Program. Task D: Final Report, Volume 3. A Cost Analysis of the CIP.
Klibanoff, Leonard S.
A study analyzed the cost of the Career Intern Program (CIP). (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.) Data from site visits, budgetary documentation, and resource inventories were compiled and analyzed to explicate the cost of resources used in CIP replication. The cost of CIP was then compared to the costs of a high school program in Philadelphia (the location of the original CIP site). Examined in the cost analysis were the acquisition cost of facilities and personnel and the operating cost of facilities, personnel, services, and miscellaneous equipment and expenditures. The resource cost model used in the study generated estimates of initial year site level CIP costs as $601,650. When compared to the cost of public education programs, CIP appears quite competitive. (Related reports evaluating other aspects of CIP are available separately through ERIC--see note.) (MN)
Descriptors: Budgets, Career Education, Cost Effectiveness, Cost Estimates, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Equipment, Equipment Maintenance, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs, High School Students, Life Cycle Costing, Nontraditional Education, Operating Expenses, Potential Dropouts, Program Costs, Program Implementation, Salaries, Secondary Education, Services, Teacher Salaries, Training
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Mountain View, CA.