ERIC Number: ED250324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-10
Reference Count: N/A
Charles R. Spain Career Enrichment Center, Delivery of Services Evaluation.
McDaniel, Patrick L.
The Career Enrichment Center (CEC) provides a year-round, voluntary career education program for all Albuquerque high school students. It offers courses; provides special services; manages and coordinates enrichment opportunities, alternate programs, and satellite stations; and provides liaison with businesses, community, and universities. This report evaluates the CEC program in relation to six goals: (1) Institutional Role and Identity; (2) Curriculum and Curriculum Development Process; (3) Articulation and Communication; (4) Institutional Climate; (5) Logistical and Methodological Considerations; and (6) Special Services. Data were collected through: (1) interviews of administrators, CEC counselors, department chairpersons, and CEC board members; (2) questionnaires distributed to administrators, counselors, teachers, CEC teachers, current and former CEC students, CEC graduates, and parents; and (3) examination of various program records. While significant confusion was found about CEC's goals, there was widespread satisfaction with the effectiveness of CEC programs and services. Improvements are recommended in all goal areas, including the following: (1) CEC should be expanded as to sites (satellite stations), services, and personnel; (2) CEC's goals should be better clarified and user needs assessed more regularly; and (3) cooperation and communication should be strengthened between CEC and the high schools. Appendices include: the evaluation instruments and results; CEC objectives; and CEC enrollment statistics. (BS)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Ancillary School Services, Attitude Measures, Career Counseling, Career Education, Counselor Attitudes, Curriculum Development, Educational Cooperation, Educational Environment, Graduate Surveys, High Schools, Interschool Communication, Parent Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, School Business Relationship, School Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Albuquerque Public Schools, NM. Instructional Research, Testing, and Evaluation.