ERIC Number: ED254994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Project Interdependence: 1983/84 Report.
The report addresses the background and accomplishments of Project Interdependence, an economic development model created to demonstrate public/private partnerships with California's youth for careers in science, the arts, recreation, and sports. A review of the project's history cites the influence of the International Year of Disabled Persons, its growth from the original 10 high school districts, and difficulties over jurisdictional and funding issues with the California Departments of Rehabilitation and of Education. A section on administration notes accomplishments (including the establishment of a formal project board) and problems (such as the uncertainty of continued funding). Financing achievements and problems are specified and program achievements are cited for three phases: discovery/awareness, community services, and career exploration. Concluding segments address staff training achievements, impact on students (notably in terms of self-concept, competence, self-esteem, and participation in school, work, and community), benefits to school (including development of innovative curriculum and training models and materials), benefits to corporations (such as tax deductions and increased corporate name identities), and public attitude change resulting from such approaches as monographs, videocassettes, and media coverage. Above all, it is concluded, positive attitudes have been engendered toward the integration of students with and without disabilities. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Project Interdependence, Sacramento, CA.