ERIC Number: ED318560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Infant/Toddler Care Program. Administrative Structure Report, 1987-88.
Mei, Dolores M.; And Others
An evaluation was made of the structure and adequacy of the administration of the Infant/Toddler Care Program (ITCP), a program that helps teenage parents in New York City complete their high school education. Infant and toddler care is one of the four program components. The ITCP provides both early childhood and secondary education and is administered for the New York City Board of Education by the Office of Alternative High Schools and Special Programs. Field supervisors provide early childhood education administrative services, while on-site administrators provide secondary education administrative services. Objectives of the evaluation were to determine the roles and types of on-site supervision at ITCP sites, the nature of field supervision of program staff, and the nature and sufficiency of the program's central staff. During spring and summer, 1988, survey and interview data were collected from program staff and administrators. All program staff were sent surveys, and interview data were collected from a representative staff sample. In addition, all central administrators, project coordinators, and six site supervisors were individually interviewed. Findings indicated that early childhood education paraprofessionals received the least communication and training. Recommendations for program improvement are offered. (RH)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Communication Problems, Early Parenthood, High Risk Students, High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Interviews, Pregnancy, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, School Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Supervision, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.