ERIC Number: ED035468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation Report of the 1968-69 University of Minnesota Cultural Education Specialist and Associate Program: Indian American and Afro-American Aspects.
Belding, Nanceye; And Others
In the fall of 1968, the University of Minnesota Center for Curriculum Studies funded a program for New Careerists operating as Cultural Education Specialists whose function was to cooperate with faculty members on an equal-status basis. Criteria for selection were a minority or poverty background, sympathy with minority communities, and ability to communicate and articulate ideas to students. Functions of the Specialists included modification of the curriculum, organization of class materials, participation in discussions with students both in and out of class, and presentation of lectures. Specialists were used in 2 cultural-related education courses, a dentistry course concerning effects of environment upon dental hygiene, a community live-in project for social work students, a sociology course on crime and delinquency, and courses dealing with Indian history, art, literature and music. This evaluation report relates research findings from the 1968 fall-quarter pilot program to experiences of the winter and spring quarters; it also suggests tentative conclusions regarding the project and provides suggestions concerning the possible future of the project. Appendices provide details about the research format, questionnaires and interview schedules, and certain findings in tabular form. (JH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Training Center for Community Programs.
Identifiers: New Careers Programs