Secondary 1 program of Project P.A.T.H.S.: Process evaluation based on the Co-Walker Scheme

Daniel T.L. SHEK, Sau Man Catalina NG

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Abstract

This study examined the implementation quality of the Tier 1 Program (Secondary 1 Curriculum) delivered in the second year of the Full Implementation Phase of the Project P.A.T.H.S. (Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programmes). Under the "Co-Walker Scheme", systematic observation of curriculum units was conducted in 138 schools. Results indicated that the overall level of program adherence was high, with an average of 82.9%. The mean ratings of the program implementation quality were also high. Despite limitations, the findings of this study suggest that the implementation of the Secondary 1 Program (Tier 1 Program) of the Full Implementation Phase was of very high quality. The present findings also provide strong evidence to account for the successful and encouraging outcomes of a major positive youth development program in Hong Kong. Copyright © 2009 with author. Published by TheScientificWorld.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)704-714
JournalThe Scientific World Journal
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009

Citation

Shek, D. T. L., & Ng, C. S. M. (2009). Secondary 1 program of Project P.A.T.H.S.: Process evaluation based on the Co-Walker Scheme. The Scientific World Journal, 9, 704-714. doi: 10.1100/tsw.2009.60

Keywords

  • Co-walker scheme
  • Observation
  • Positive youth development program
  • Process evaluation

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