ERIC Number: ED364645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Organizing for Effective Implementation of a Multidimensional Training Model in a Large Urban District.
Williams, Francine Foster
This paper focuses on the necessary preconditions for the development of the Turning Point program in a large urban school district. Organizational strategies, the selection process, and the schema for delivery of services are presented, along with an analysis of participant interviews, selection criteria, and budgetary considerations. The Turning Point Program is an effort to address the needs of a diverse student population and the widening gap in achievement among students of varying gender and racial/ethnic groups that emphasizes teaching/learning styles and incorporates previous teacher expectations of students and Student Achievement with Gender Ethnic Expectations programs. Turning Point was developed as part of a federal magnet assistance grant program and implemented in the San Diego (California) public elementary schools. From its initial implementation with 31 teachers, Turning Point has expanded to add 7 more schools and approximately 40 teachers. It is expected that the program will continue if funding continues. An appendix contains surveys used in the program and some responses. (Contains 63 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Processes, Cost Effectiveness, Cultural Differences, Delivery Systems, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Ethnic Groups, Federal Aid, Inservice Teacher Education, Organization, Program Implementation, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Teacher Expectations of Students, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Multidimensional Models; San Diego Unified School District CA; Turning Point Program
Note: For related documents, see UD 029 626-627. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (72nd, Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).