ERIC Number: ED413971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Educators Exchange Program, 1996. Evaluation Report.
Armstrong, William B.; Turingan, Maria R.; Bersentes, Gina H.
Following an initial effort in 1994, the Educators Exchange Program 1996 (EEP-96) was the second project completed under a training and educational exchange agreement reached between California's San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) and the republic of Mexico. In EEP-96, the district provided a five-week technological training program to faculty at Centros de Capacitacion Tecnologica Industrial (CECATI), or vocational training centers, in Guanajuato, Mexico. As in similar exchange programs, the goals of EEP-96 included economic development, expanded training opportunities, and greater cultural understanding. EEP-96 was unique, however, in that regional training needs in Guanajuato were carefully assessed, SDCCD instructors taught in CECATI training sites and local industries to better understand local conditions, and a classroom approach was used to train more instructors. Of the 119 CECATI instructors participating in the seven EEP-96 courses, 60.5% were male and 15.7% had completed university degrees. Overall, 90% of the participants rated their course as excellent or good, while pre- and post-tests administered in four courses showed significant improvements. A brief description of a week-long exchange program held at SDCCD in spring 1997 is included, indicating that six courses were offered to 25 CECATI instructors and that evaluations were very positive. Appendixes provide the EEP-96 participant and instructor evaluation instruments, instructor responses, and a program budget for 1996-97. (BCY)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Exchange Programs, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Participant Satisfaction, Partnerships in Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego Community Coll. District, CA. Research and Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Mexico