ERIC Number: ED063426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-8
Reference Count: 0
Inservice Training of Teachers for Cultural Awareness: A Field Experiment.
Baty, Roger M.
This paper reports an attempt at re-education for mono-cultural teachers conducted in the Palo Alto-San Jose area of Northern California in 1968-69. The program ultimately involved three elementary school districts and provided cultural awareness education for more than 90 teachers. In addition there were a number of administrators, special services personnel, as well as school board members who received the training. Potential participants were contacted during the summer. Using the information contained on the application form, the 113 responding teachers were matched according to years of teaching experience, previous contact with disadvantaged children, and school district. They were then randomly allocated to two courses, one which was to begin in September and the other in January. With few exceptions, the teachers were willing to take the course at the time determined. The program itself consisted of ten three-hour evening sessions held at a local school. Each session had three parts: lecture, question-and-answer period, and the discussion groups. The research design employed was a pretest-posttest control group design with replication. The winter group served as a control for the autumn group. The second training program also provided the opportunity for replication. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences, Cultural Isolation, Culture Conflict, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary School Teachers, Experimental Curriculum, Inservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Background, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Workshops
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology and the Council on Anthropology and Education, Montreal, P.Q., Canada, April 8, 1972