ERIC Number: ED121891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-30
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum, Attitudes, and Resources for Ethnic Studies (CARES). ESEA Title III. Final Evaluation Report.
The goal of Curriculum, Attitudes, and Resources for Ethnic Studies (CARES) is to promote ethnic literacy through affective and cognitive avenues. The objectives are to develop positive attitudes, to enhance the self-esteem of students and teachers, and to use these in the implementation of an ethnic oriented curriculum. The major activities of CARES are to provide: (1) a large scale human development experience for teachers, o parents, students, and other staff; (2) an intensive workshop where affective and ethnic concerns are translated into curriculum materials (such as elementary social studies, language arts, mathematics, and arts education); and (3) two additional Saturday workshop sessions. The experiences receive positive responses, and both objective evaluations and open ended responses are very positive. The second part of the document presents evaluation data by objective. Four of the eight process objectives are fully met, and six of the ten product objectives are fully met. The four process objectives that are not met relate to changes in the population to be served rather than in failure to provide the process. Attendance and participation are good. The four product objectives which are not met are not clear evidence of failure, and explanations accounting for the results are provided for each objective not met. The project is a success and a new project-ACHIEVE-which juxtaposes a cognitive dimension to the affective while adding a research component is a logical next step. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, AL.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III