Impact of the project P.A.T.H.S. in China

Tan Lei Shek, X.Y. Han, T.Y. Lee, Lu Yu

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingChapter in an edited book (as author)Academic research

Abstract

With the financial support of Tin Ka Ping Foundation, the adapted Tier 1 Program of the Project P.A.T.H.S. was implemented in four secondary schools in Shanghai, Suzhou, Yangzhou, and Changzhou of China. Evaluation findings based on different strategies are described in this chapter. First, subjective outcome evaluation based on the participants showed that the stakeholders had positive evaluation of the program and its effectiveness. Second, similar subjective outcome evaluation findings were revealed for the implementers. Third, process evaluation showed that the quality of program implementation was high, with the students actively involved and engaged in the process. Fourth, interim evaluation showed that the program was well received by the students and teachers. Overall speaking, evaluation findings demonstrated the effectiveness of the adapted program in its first year of implementation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevelopment and evaluation of positive adolescent training through holistic social programs (P.A.T.H.S.)
PublisherSpringer
Pages291-304
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9789814451543, 9814451541
ISBN (Print)9789814451536, 9814451533
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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