ERIC Number: ED127237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Recommendations for Eliminating Discrimination in the Instructional Program [And] Guidelines for the Evaluation of Print and Non-print Materials.
Kalamazoo Public Schools, MI.
This guide for affirmative action practices is designed to eliminate discrimination and inappropriate stereotyping in the curriculum practices of the Kalamazoo Public Schools. It sets forth related goals, implementation plans, and evaluation procedures for each aspect of the instructional program. Specific instructional performance objectives are compiled for art education, career education, elementary instruction (reading and social studies), instructional media, music education, physical education, secondary instruction, special education, and student services. The guide is arranged by educational area. Information accompanying each objective includes the person responsible for implementation, completion date if any, and how accomplishment will be measured. For example, one objective of music education is eliminating the type of sex stereotyping which suggests "Boys play brass instruments, girls play woodwind instruments." The music coordinator is responsible for implementation of the ongoing objective. The objective is evaluated by the principal and the music coordinator who periodically review the progress. Guidelines for the evaluation of print and nonprint materials; for a positive, nonstereotyped portrayal of human roles in media center materials; and for evaluating minority group materials are included. (ND)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Art Education, Career Education, Educational Media, Educational Objectives, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Music Education, Nondiscriminatory Education, Physical Education, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Special Education, Student Personnel Services
Instructional Media Department, Kalamazoo Public Schools, 1220 Howard Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008 (Recommendations $1.75, Guidelines $0.30)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kalamazoo Public Schools, MI.
Note: For related documents, see SO 009 335-337