Process evaluation of the implementation of the secondary 3 program in the experimental implementation phase

Daniel TL SHEK, Rachel CF SUN, Sau Man Catalina NG

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Abstract

This chapter examined the implementation quality of the Tier 1 Program (Secondary 3 Curriculum) delivered in the Experimental Implementation Phase of the Project P.A.T.H.S. (Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programmes). Process evaluation was conducted in the form of systematic observations of curriculum units in four randomly selected schools. Results indicated that the overall level of program adherence was high, ranging from 80% to 100%, with an average of 90%. The mean ratings of the program implementation quality were high, and the inter-rater reliability on these ratings across the observers was highly reliable. Despite limitations, the findings of this study suggest that the implementation of the Secondary 3 Program (Tier 1 Program) of the Experimental Implementation Phase was of very high quality. This provides strong evidence to account for the successful and encouraging outcomes of a major positive youth development program in Hong Kong. Copyright © 2011 by Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPositive youth development: Evaluation and future directions in a Chinese context
EditorsDaniel T. L. SHEK, Hing Keung MA, Joav MERRICK
Place of PublicationHauppauge, NY
PublisherNova Science Publishers
Pages95-108
ISBN (Print)9781621001751, 9781608768301
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Shek, D. T. L., Sun, R. C. F., & Ng, C. S. M. (2010). Process evaluation of the implementation of the secondary 3 program in the experimental implementation phase. In D. T. L. Shek, H. K. Ma, & J. Merrick (Eds.), Positive youth development: Evaluation and future directions in a Chinese context (pp. 95-108). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.