ERIC Number: ED053242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the ESEA Title III Program: "Educational Resources Center on the Negro Heritage." Final Report.
Neyman, Clinton A., Jr.; Riordan, Anne M.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ESEA Title III project of the African Museum of Art/Frederick Douglass Institute as conducted in the District of Columbia Public Schools. The Institute sought to further its education program to meet the increasing demand for materials, activities, and resources dealing with the cultural and historical backgrounds of the Afro-American people in Africa and America. The goal was to replace myths and misconceptions of the past with accurate information. A one-week seminar approach was used, consisting of: (1) lectures by the Museum/Institute staff at four high schools; and, (2) an experimental curriculum in English and social studies at one high school by classroom teachers. The Title III component of the 1969-70 program concentrated on staff development. Through the use of interviews and questionnaires, the members of the evaluation team presented nineteen findings concerning methods, procedures, and effects on the teachers and students. Three major problems were reported: objectives were not fully met for lack of prior teacher training and time for curriculum presentation; an attempt was made to cover too much subject matter and material beyond the Institute's focus; and, there was lack of objectivity in lecturers' presentations. Recommendations were made in light of these problems. The evaluators suggest further expansion of the project. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Black Students, Black Studies, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Guides, Educational Methods, Ethnic Studies, Evaluation Methods, Experimental Curriculum, Program Evaluation, Staff Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, White Students
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Social Research Group.
Identifiers: African Museum of Art Frederick Douglass Institute; District of Columbia Public Schools; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III