ERIC Number: ED341739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Curriculum Task Force on Educating the Black Learner.
Minnesota State Board of Education, St. Paul.
This report identifies key policy issues and recommendations to improve educational, social, and cultural experiences for all black learners in Minnesota by the Minnesota Curriculum Task Force on Educating the Black Learner. Recommendations at the state level include the following: (1) establishment of a State Board of Education (SBE) committee to facilitate partnerships among black organizations to identify concerns of black learners; (2) encouragement of school and community collaboration for early childhood and parent education; (3) adoption of a multicultural gender-fair curriculum rule; (4) adoption of the Policy on Quality Integrated Education and the revision of the Policy Statement on Educational Leadership Roles for the Minnesota Department of Education and SBE in Providing Equal Educational Opportunity; (5) funding of scholarship programs for black students who pursue a career in education; (6) adoption of mastery testing at each elementary school grade level; and (7) requirement of more extensive race relations and sensitivity training for teacher certification. Recommendations for local districts focus on the following areas: (1) employee performance appraisal; (2) black parent advocates; (3) reflecting community racial diversity on district committees; (4) preparation of action plans for improvement based on current data about race; and (5) training for all school employees in cross-cultural communications. Additional data, including a 70-item bibliography, are given in 9 appendices. (SLD)
Descriptors: Black Education, Black Students, Curriculum Development, Desegregation Methods, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Multicultural Education, Policy Formation, Racial Relations, Scholarships, School Community Relationship, School Districts, Sensitivity Training, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Board of Education, St. Paul.
Identifiers: Minnesota; Partnerships in Education