ERIC Number: ED045751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
Tacoma School District No. 10, Title IV In-Service Education Program: An Evaluation.
Huckle, Herbert A.
When the Tacoma School District in Washington State moved to end de facto segregation in April, 1968, an inservice training program for teachers was instituted. The objectives of the program were: (1) to develop educators' awareness of prejudices and sensitivity to racial minorities; and, (2) to develop procedures for creating this new awareness and sensitivity in educators. The inservice training project (composed of discussion groups) is evaluated by The Urban Awareness Inventory, a collection of statements constructed by black students, which reflect their beliefs about themselves, their community, and the schools. Subjects for the evaluation were selected from black students, teachers participating in the program, and a control group of teachers. Students were asked to agree or dissent to the statements; teachers were asked to respond by indicating the percentage of black students the teachers thought would endorse the statement as true. From the results, it is held that there is no difference between the estimates of the two groups of teachers. The similarity is so close that the evaluation concludes that the Title IV workshop project had no discernible effect on the participants' awareness of the beliefs and opinions generally held by Tacoma's black students. (Author/JW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tacoma School District 10, WA.
Authoring Institution: Seattle Univ., WA. School of Education.
Identifiers: Seattle University WA; Tacoma Public School District WA; Washington