ERIC Number: ED056944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Summary of the Results of a Student Evaluation of IDC 400V. Race, Education and Poverty.
Lezotte, Lawrence W.; Polite, Craig
The undergraduate course evaluated in this Research Report was viewed as experimental because it synthesized two collegiate educational concepts: 1) multidisciplinary context and 2) an accompanying multidisciplinary teaching staff. The objective of the course was to study the complex relationship which exists between race, education and poverty, and to examine their effects on rural and urban America. The purpose of the report is to summarize the results of a student evaluation of the course. The questionnaire and subsequent evaluation included five major areas: 1) general evaluation, 2) teaching assistants, 3) course content, 4) grading and examinations, and 5) student interest and perception. The evaluation report indicates the similarities and differences between black and white students on an evaluation questionnaire. Partial results were: 1) general agreement as to value of multidisciplinary approach, and 2) black students tended to be more critical of the course. The Appendix section of the booklet contains, 1) The Questionnaire, 2) Responses: Percentage Breakdown by Race, 3) Means and Standard Deviation: Presented as Totals and with Race Breakdowns, 4) A List of Speakers and their Topics, and 5) A Recommended Reading List. (Author/AWW)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Black Education, Black Students, College Instruction, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Education, Educational Innovation, Experimental Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Minority Groups, Poverty, Questionnaires, Race, Racial Factors, Social Influences, Social Problems, Team Teaching
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Center for Urban Affairs.