ERIC Number: ED428319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Health Careers 2000: A School-to-Work Program in Pinal County, Arizona. Evaluation Report.
The purpose of this study was to profile the internship component of the Health Careers 2000 program, a School-to-Work (STW) grantee. The direction, extent, and focus of program implementation was studied to determine the degree of any substantive effect the internship program has had for its high school and community. Concerns and issues addressed include: (1) Does the program prepare young people to enter the work force with appropriate skills? (2) Does the program address involvement of the community? (3) Does the program operate such that learning is linked to the world beyond the classroom, and does it allow students to explore ideas based on their own interests? (4) Does the internship program operate on the basis of teamwork in partnership with business? (5) Can the program be replicated? and (6) Will the program become self-sustaining? STW, the program, participants (N=62), and the research strategy are discussed. Three evaluation surveys were conducted: (1) student satisfaction; (2) business partnership surveys; and (3) supervisor evaluation that asked health care professionals to evaluate the students they had worked with in the program. Results are presented in tables and discussed. A summary speaks to the questions raised initially. Appendix A is the Student Satisfaction Survey; Appendix B is the Business Partnership Survey; Appendix C is the Supervisor Evaluation Form; and Appendix D is a table of supervisor evaluations by individual students. (Contains 30 tables.) (EMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Allied Health Occupations Education, Career Development, Clinical Experience, Education Work Relationship, Health Personnel, High School Students, High Schools, Internship Programs, Participant Satisfaction, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Creative Research Associates, Inc., 1235 S. Camino Arriba, Tucson, AZ 85713; Tel.: 520-884-8667.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Creative Research Associates, Inc., Tucson, AZ.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: School to Work Opportunities Act 1994