ERIC Number: ED045740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
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Interim Report for an Interdisciplinary Institute for In-Service Training of Teachers and Other School Personnel to Accelerate the School Acceptance of Indian, Negro, and Spanish-Speaking Pupils from the Southwest.
Willey, Darrell S.
This report of an Institute for inservice training of teachers and other school personnel to accelerate the acceptance of Indian, Negro, and Spanish-speaking pupils in the Southwest involved 40 participants consisting of elementary and secondary teachers and principals, special education teachers, and guidance personnel selected from 35 schools within 23 school systems in five states. Major objectives were: (1) to provide educators with an insight into the social, cultural, political, and economic factors affecting the efficiency of educational programs in operation in multicultural Southwestern communities; and, (2) to develop the ability to analyze and create educational programs better suited for schools with significant numbers of minority group students. The Institute consisted of five series of lectures and small group seminars on various cultures and their respective histories, as well as field experience involving a school-community survey. The report concludes that the second major objective must await assessment until the impact of the Institute on local schools can be described. An interim evaluation of the first objective is held to be promising. Other evidence cited is considered to indicate that the Institute has been most successful in heightening the sensitivity of participants to the problems of educating children from diverse ethnic backgrounds. [For Interim Report Number 2, see ED 015 033.] (Author/JW)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., University Park.