ERIC Number: ED126335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
Training Workshops for Adult Education Personnel in Cultural and Ethnic Understanding. Final Report.
Ford, Claudette, Ed.
The Federally sponsored regional training workshops for adult education personnel in cultural/ethnic understanding were designed to increase the level of awareness of cultural/ethnic differences. A training design was developed following an analysis of the Culturally Oriented Teacher Education Materials developed by the Phelps-Stokes Fund, a review of literature and projects related to ethnic/cultural training, and site visits to six regional areas. Some issues identified in regional meetings were: part-time status of adult education positions, recruitment of target minorities, different socioeconomic factors within minority groups, poor whites as a minority group, lack of information about diverse cultures, and bi-cultural education versus acculturation. Workshops were held in Lansing, Michigan; San Antonio, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; Denver, Colorado; San Francisco, California; and Seattle, Washington. A major part of the training design focused on the use of telecommunication as a training tool for raising cultural awareness. The training experience clearly indicated that a serious gap exists in cultural awareness for adult education personnel. Followup activities and ongoing programing were viewed as particularly important due to the large numbers of part-time adult education staff and the high turnover. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Basic Education.
Authoring Institution: BLK Group, Inc., Washington, DC.; Cablecommunications Resource Center, Washington, DC.