ERIC Number: ED209421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the School Without Walls, 1979-80. Report No. 14-2.
Brooks, Margaret G.
This report represents a goal based evaluation study of the School Without Walls, an alternative career education program for 11th and 12th grade students in the Atlanta, Georgia public school system. A questionnaire consisting of 19 items based on a five-point rating scale was used to assess program effectiveness according to student attitudes toward the career education experience and the sponsoring firm's assessment of student work performance. The questionnaire also considered program strengths and suggested improvements. Although the evaluation showed generally positive results, the following problems were identified: (1) school personnel often discouraged student participation in the program; (2) not all students could arrange transportation to and from business sites; (3) scheduling was difficult for students enrolled simultaneously in college preparatory courses; (4) conflicts resulted in cases where job supervisors wanted students to work overtime at a time when classes were scheduled; and (5) irregular attendance by some students resulted in their dismissal from the program. (Author/JCD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA.