ERIC Number: ED352395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Community Service Initiative (Pilot Project). District of Columbia Public Schools, School Year 1991-92.
Tuck, Kathy D.
The pilot project of the District of Columbia Public Schools Community Service Initiative was implemented during the spring of the 1991-92 school year. Two schools participating in the project were surveyed (including 35 students and 2 principals) regarding views on initiative merits and outcomes. Both schools engaged students in community service activities as well as a preparatory class focusing on self-perceptions, behaviors, and interpersonal relationships. Findings of the evaluation indicate that the initiative has the support of students and school administrators, and both groups seem optimistic about parental support as well. Students participated in a variety of voluntary activities and class preparations that enhanced their self-confidence and self-worth. Such attitudes prevailed among students regardless of their schools' general academic standings or the specific structures of the community service programs. However, school administrators were apprehensive about their ability to implement the program fully because of limited personnel resources. There also were administrative concerns about staff roles and responsibilities required for successful implementation of the program. Four tables and 15 bar graphs supplement the discussion. An appendix lists the community service activities. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Measures, High School Students, High Schools, Interpersonal Relationship, Outcomes of Education, Pilot Projects, Principals, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Districts, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.