ERIC Number: ED340787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Expanding Horizons: A Vision for Our High Schools. Report and Technical Report.
Cromer, Janis L.; Steinberger, Elizabeth D.
This two-volume document evaluates a college preparation program to encourage minority group high school students to pursue careers in medicine and the health sciences. The following student characteristics are reported: (1) more than 90 percent are members of minority groups; (2) the majority come from low-income single-parent families; and (3) most were not considered academically gifted when they entered the program. The following outcomes are reported: (1) one-quarter of participants seek advanced-placement college courses; (2) participants' scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SATs) exceed the norms for their racial/ethnic groups; and (3) more than 90 percent of program graduates enroll in college, pursuing majors in medicine, biomedical science, and other health-related fields. The following support and guidance features are reported: (1) counseling services; (2) summer academic programs; (3) extended school day programs; and (4) adequate program funding. The following teacher and instructional characteristics are reported: (1) inservice teacher education; (2) a wide variety of instructional strategies; (3) independent learning; (4) hands-on learning; (5) highly integrated learning; (6) frequent monitoring and evaluation; and (7) maximizing time-on-task. Issues and program dynamics that affect replication are discussed. Biographical sketches of some students are provided in highlighted boxes. Statistical data are presented in 22 tables. A list of 13 references is appended. Volume 1 contains the full report, preceded by an "Executive Summary". Volume 2 contains reports of the site visits made at 6 of the 39 program sites. data are presented in 22 tables. A list of 13 references is appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: McKenzie Group, Washington, DC.