ERIC Number: ED245869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Meeting the Needs of Rural Minorities: The New Mexico State University and University of Arizona FIPSE Project 1982-1984.
Amodeo, Luiza B.; Kelly, Sandra D.
A three-year collaborative, inservice teacher-training program--being implemented by New Mexico State University, the University of Arizona, and rural school districts in New Mexico and Arizona--is designed to improve educational and occupational opportunities of rural girls and young women in the region. The program emphasizes new and less stereotypical attitudes and roles for boys and girls, utilizes curricula materials about women and ethnic minorities, and presents information about non-traditional careers. Year I was devoted to preparation and pilot testing, Year II focused on training teachers in their communities, and Year III will see institutionalization and dissemination. During Year II, 12 teacher-trainers presented workshops to 110 participating teachers, emphasizing careers and job availability and the need for generating student interest in subjects essential to career preparation. Tours, distribution of printed materials, movies and filmstrips, and speakers were provided, as well as activities including career discovery, values clarification, and textbook evaluation. Year II program evaluation, based on teacher-trainer journals, case studies, and mailed questionnaires, indicates continued need and support for the program. Recommendations for Year III call for increased use of local teacher-trainers and additional ways to collect data and evaluate the program. (NEC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Arizona; New Mexico
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).