Interim evaluation of the secondary 2 program of a youth development program : insights based on the experimental implementation phase

D.T.L. Shek, R.C.F. Sun, Man Hong Andrew Siu

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An interim evaluation was conducted to understand the implementation quality of the Tier 1 Program (Secondary 2 Curriculum) of Project P.A.T.H.S. in the Experimental Implementation Phase. Twenty-five schools were randomly selected to participate in personal and/or telephone interviews to provide information on the implementation details of the program and perceived attributes of the worker-support scheme (“Co-Walker Scheme”). Results showed that a majority of the workers perceived that the students had positive responses to the program and the program was helpful to the students. They also identified several good aspects in the program and the Co-Walker Scheme, albeit expressing some negative comments on the program design and difficulties in the implementation process. In conjunction with other findings reported previously, the present findings suggest that the Tier 1 Program of Project P.A.T.H.S. is well-received by different stakeholders and it promotes the positive development of secondary schools students in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-193
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Child and Adolescent Health
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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