ERIC Number: ED379390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug-1
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Career Education Center (1993-94).
The Career Education Center (CEC) is an alternative high school educational program than began in 1989 to serve the needs of adolescents in New York City who are homeless, educationally disadvantaged, do not fit into a traditional high school setting, or who are awaiting foster care placement. The CEC supports these students, bolsters their self-esteem, and sets up alternative learning centers at host agencies to accommodate students. As of September 1993, CEC was serving approximately 1,300 students at 33 sites. Interviews at seven CEC sites with program staff and agency directors were the basis for the 1993-94 evaluation. Students at each site were also interviewed. Overall, the CEC program is found to be highly successful in serving the varied needs of these high-risk students. Classes are small in the CEC program, and teachers are able to assess students' strengths and weaknesses better and more quickly. Student programs are a major strength of the program, as is the smooth working collaboration among personnel. Improvements in student attendance, self-esteem, and academic achievement have been noted. One table and six figures present evaluation findings. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Research.