ERIC Number: ED201685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Building on Cultural Strengths: The Experience of the Chicago Region of DTA in Building Capacity in Educational Problem Solving in Local Urban Schools. Draft Version.
Holliday, Frances B.
This report describes the activities of the Documentation and Technical Assistance in Urban Schools Project (DTA) in the Chicago Public Schools. The past and present work of the DTA is outlined and its efforts to improve the educational experiences of black youth are discussed. The report focuses on the DTA's efforts to implement peer tutoring programs and cooperate with the Open Corridor Program in Chicago's District 21. Descriptions are given of various teacher seminars and parent teacher workshops. Information is provided regarding DTA's initiative to increase parent involvement, and a summer institute on building on cultural strengths in education is described. Supporting documents and bibliographies appear in appendices to each section. The report concludes with a summary of DTA's experience in Chicago and recommendations for future research. (APM)
Descriptors: Black Culture, Black Students, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Open Education, Parent Participation, Parent Workshops, Peer Teaching, Summer Programs, Teacher Workshops, Urban Education, Urban Schools
Center for New Schools, 59 East Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60605 ($8.60 plus postage).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. School Capacity for Problem Solving Group.
Authoring Institution: Center for New Schools, Inc., Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: Documentation and Technical Assistance Project; Illinois (Chicago); Open Corridor Program