ERIC Number: ED051328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan-30
Reference Count: 0
Tri-Cultural Sensitivity In-Service Training Program Report.
Bernalillo Public Schools, NM.
The Tri-Cultural Sensitivity In-Service Training Program, funded by the Federal government under the provisions of Title IV, Public Law 88-352 (Civil Rights Act) of 1964, was developed in response to the results of a system-wide survey of the staff in 1967. Eighty-five percent of the teachers granted that a deficiency in knowledge, understanding, and the know-how of communication among the cultures of Mexican Americans, Indians, and Anglo Americans could be the reason for failure to meet the needs of the students. Among the objectives of the program were: to conduct training for the professional staff, the student population, the community, and non-certified personnel with regard to human values by means of in-service programs geared to the specific needs of each respective group; to conduct highly concentrated beginning-of-the-year orientation in-service sessions according to the individual needs of the staff; and, to prepare long-range sequential procedures, which will lead to a balanced curriculum and provide for relevancy in the instructional program, so that students will get more meaning by being able to relate their home environment to their school environment, at least partially. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Human Relations Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Intercultural Programs, Mexican Americans, Relevance (Education), School Cadres, Sensitivity Training, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bernalillo Public Schools, NM.
Identifiers: Bernalillo Public Schools NM; Civil Rights Act 1964 Title IV; New Mexico