ERIC Number: ED222591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating the School for Multicultural Education. A Handbook. Multicultural Education Resource Series.
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
This handbook provides guidelines to help school districts to assess local conditions and needs relating to multicultural education. Part 1 contains an evaluation checklist outlining information to look for and questions to ask in evaluating a school. The checklist considers: 1) school philosophy, objectives, and educational commitments; 2) characteristics and needs of the community; 3) school district and school characteristics, management, and organization; 4) curriculum, educational programs and services, facilities, and personnel; and 5) parent involvement. Possible sources of data are suggested. Part 2 contains a needs assessment instrument consisting of separate survey questionnaires for administrators, community members, school staff, and students, designed to elicit perceptions of school needs in multicultural education. Instructions and tools for data analysis are provided to help the survey administrator in (l) classifying questions and responses under the areas of curriculum, governance, parent/community involvement, personnel, facilities funding, or student service; and (2) using the responses to identify specific need areas and the persons, policies, and procedures involved. Part 2 also contrasts federal guidelines for bilingual education with guidelines for transitional bilingual programs formulated by the State of Washington. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Check Lists, Community Characteristics, Curriculum Evaluation, Data Collection, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Institutional Characteristics, Multicultural Education, Needs Assessment, Parent Participation, School Community Relationship
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers: Lau V Nichols; Washington
Note: A publication of the Office for Equity Education.