ERIC Number: ED327764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Steps to Maturity Program. Evaluation.
Nanaimo School District #68 (British Columbia).
In fall 1989, the Nanaimo (British Columbia) School District No. 68 asked five people, selected from the school system and community, to evaluate the "Steps to Maturity" Program (STMP), a district-wide family life education and affective development program that has developed gradually since 1972. The evaluation team interviewed a large number of individuals and groups both within and outside the school system, including students, parents, teachers, administrators, health care profesionals, and the general public. They solicited perceptions of the program, impressions of its strengths and weaknesses, and ideas for its future. This document presents the results of that study, outlining the background of STMP, describing how the study was done, citing representative responses, providing a cost-benefit analysis, and discussing results and recommendations. The study concluded that STMP is a valuable resource for teachers, students, and parents alike; that it has kept its credibility through a holistic approach and a commitment to high standards of delivery and content; and that the community is highly supportive. Recommendations are listed under three categories: personnel, program, and public awareness. An assortment of program literature is appended. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nanaimo School District #68 (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada