Process evaluation of the project P.A.T.H.S. (Secondary 2 Program): Findings based on the co-walker scheme

Tan Lei Shek, Suet Yan Tam

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Abstract

To understand the implementation quality of the Tier 1 Program (Secondary 2 Curriculum) of the P.A.T.H.S. Project, process evaluation was carried out by co-walkers through classroom observation of 195 units in 131 schools. Results showed that the overall level of program adherence was generally high with an average of 84.55%, and different factors of the implementation process were evaluated as positive. Quality of program implementation and achievement of program objectives were predicted by students' participation and involvement, strategies to enhance students' motivation, opportunity for reflection, time management, and class preparation. Success in program implementation was predicted by students' participation and involvement, classroom control, interactive delivery method, strategies to enhance students' motivation, opportunity for reflection, and lesson preparation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)813-825
Number of pages13
JournalAdolescence
Volume44
Issue number176
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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