ERIC Number: ED447204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Feb-1
Student Career Awareness Network at L. B. Johnson Middle School: 1997-98 School Year Evaluation.
The Student Career Awareness Network (SCAN) at L. B. Johnson Middle School, New Mexico, seeks to target a wide range of students with differing abilities while incorporating School-To-Career's philosophy of instruction. SCAN uses work-related experiences such as project-based assignments, applications-based instruction, hands-on experience, and working in teams. The philosophy targets the needs of low-achieving students, English language learners, the economically disadvantaged with mild to severe disabilities as well as the gifted, and a broad range of students with no identified disabilities. In this evaluation of the first year of program implementation, general education students from five classes of a social studies teacher participated in the program. Two classes received the full SCAN program, two other classes received sensitivity/employability training only, and a fifth class had no particular focus on work education. The evaluation showed that the program followed the proposal very closely. The SCAN program increased the motivation of special education students and may have given both special and regular education students a more realistic view of the work place as evidenced by their change in motivation for school subscale scores. The program appeared to enhance the interactions between special and regular education students. Some plans for the SCAN program in subsequent school years are outlined. Appendix A lists program goals, and Appendix B is an essay titled "Classroom Assessment of Attitude Change" by Kristen Cruser and Shelly DeAbreu. (Contains 22 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Albuquerque Public Schools, NM. Research, Development, and Accountability.
Note: Cover page reads: "Student Career Action Network: L.B. Johnson Middle School Albuquerque Public Schools, 1997-98."