ERIC Number: ED374330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Single Parent, Displaced Homemaker, and Single Pregnant Women Programs in Texas Public Schools. Final Report.
Teddlie, Jessie; And Others
A study evaluated previously funded vocational/applied technology programs to provide marketable skills to single parents, displaced homemakers, and single pregnant women throughout Texas. Program assessment questionnaires were sent to the program directors, administrators, high school principals, counselors, and program advisory committee members associated with programs for the target population in 78 Texas public school districts. Questionnaires were completed and returned by 48 (61.5%) of the projects. More than 90% of the program directors felt that they had implemented 33 of the 36 required program characteristics, and more than 84% of the respondents' programs had implemented all 36 required program characteristics. Among the main findings regarding program demographics were the following: 1,885 (98%) of the 1,927 individuals identified as needing a program were being served, 271 program completers received job placement services, 22% of program leavers were currently employed, and 31% were on welfare. Also during the project, a model was developed that school systems can replicate/adopt to evaluate the degree and quality of marketable skill attainment, educational excellence, and equity of programs/activities. (Ten tables are included. Appendixes constituting approximately 60% of this report contain the following: results of the Delphi analysis, survey instruments, project-developed program evaluation model, and third-party evaluation report.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Advisory Committees, Counselor Attitudes, Demography, Displaced Homemakers, High Schools, Models, One Parent Family, Outcomes of Education, Participation, Pregnant Students, Principals, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Directors, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: North Texas Univ., Denton. School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990