ERIC Number: ED401122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
CPEP Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program. Formative Report.
Bruckerhoff, Charles; Bruckerhoff, Theresa
This report evaluates the 1996 Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program (CPEP) Summer Science Camp, a 5-week educational program for upper middle school students that emphasizes processes of thinking and development of personal and social attitudes that are appropriate for academic success, especially in the areas of mathematics and science. Qualitative and quantitative methods were used including site visits, interviews, collection of documents, and surveys. Data indicate that the students' response to the summer science camp was very positive. First-time students' perceptions of their abilities was found to be higher than their teachers' assessments while second-time students' perceptions were closer to their actual performance and their teachers' assessments. All students indicated that they wanted to be actively involved in their learning. It is concluded that CPEP is a valuable introduction to high school and college careers in mathematics, science, and engineering for those children who come from disadvantaged minority groups. The report is divided into six sections: introduction; description of the summer program and its participants; analysis of survey data; summary and conclusions with an emphasis on main themes and issues; recommendations for improvements and further development; and biographical sketches. (Author/JRH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Curriculum Research and Evaluation, Chaplin, CT.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut