ERIC Number: ED392357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Reassessment of a Program Focusing on Instructional Strategies for Culturally Diverse Students.
Person, William A.; And Others
This study reassessed the series of four intensive summer institutes conducted at Mississippi State University on instructional strategies for culturally diverse students to determine the extent to which institute participants implemented these strategies in their respective schools or districts. The Strategies for Instructing Culturally Diverse Students (SICDS) Institute grew out of concerns about the quality of education available to African American students. The SICDS Institute was designed to enhance the awareness level of educators of the need to work more effectively with students from culturally diverse backgrounds. The study surveyed the 73 educators who had participated in the institutes over the summers of 1989 through 1992. Thirty-nine of these returned surveys. Preliminary results indicated that those responding to the survey had implemented these strategies to a great extent. Though it was difficult to conclude that the results reported were primarily a function of SICDS attendance, the Institute directors believed that the institute contributed to the result. SICDS directors were also influenced in these beliefs by the very positive evaluations of the institute given by survey respondents. An appendix contains survey data and sample survey responses. (Contains 13 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Black Students, Cultural Differences, Educational Strategies, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Professional Continuing Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary School Teachers, Summer Programs, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Diversity (Student); Mississippi State University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (24th, Biloxi, MS, November 8-10, 1995).