ERIC Number: ED327617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Implementation of the Wave. Final Report.
Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.
The Work, Achievement, and Values Education (WAVE) program, developed by the 70001 Training and Employment Institute, was launched in 52 schools across the country at the start of the 1989-90 school year. Thirteen of these schools were demonstration sites, receiving intensive support from 70001 for WAVE teacher training and program assistance for first-year implementation. The WAVE is a carefully designed, multicomponent program that addresses the nationally documented needs of young people in grades 9 through 12 whose circumstances dim their prospects for academic and personal success. The components of the WAVE include a 4-year sequential curriculum designed to promote positive peer group experiences and encourage student participation and involvement; teacher training and development focusing on equipping teachers to work with the innovative and interactive curriculum and multicomponent program; and a motivational component, the WAVE Career Association, which is designed to provide students with opportunities to apply key concepts from the curriculum and to develop leadership skills. This report on first-year implementation of the program at the 13 demonstration sites comprises the following sections: (1) WAVE program environments; (2) findings about WAVE students, teachers, curriculum, and program activities; (3) conclusions; (4) recommendations; and (5) summaries of site visits. Two exhibits, summary descriptions of site visits, and site visit questionnaires, are appended. (AF)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Comprehensive Programs, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Education Work Relationship, Experiential Learning, High Risk Students, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Student Participation, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.