ERIC Number: ED142501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Ethnic Heritage Studies Program: Assessment of the First Year, July 1, 1974-June 30, 1975.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
The report explains how the federal Ethnic Heritage Studies Program was created, gives an overview of the 1974 program, and makes recommendations for future development of the program. Summaries of the 1974 projects, bibliographies of replicable materials produced by the projects, and ethnic and regional indexes are included. The overview discusses development and dissemination of curriculum materials, training provisions for faculty and students in higher education, cooperation with organizations having special interest in ethnic groups, and use of project results. The assessment task force determined that single-year grants do not allow adequate time for curriculum material development, dissemination programs must be permanent and comprehensive, goals for teacher training should be better defined, and community ethnic group leaders should be involved in the training. Projects that most fully used community and local ethnic resources in materials development and training seem to be the most successful. The 39 individual project summaries give information on recipient of grant, name of project, ethnic focus, curriculum materials development, dissemination activities, training, ethnic involvement, use of outcomes and impact, and field testing. Ethnic groups included Mexicans, Alaska Natives, Afro-Americans, Jews, Asians, Slavs, Central Appalachians, Greek Americans, Italian Americans, and Russians. Many programs were multiethnic. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Cubans, Cultural Background, Elementary Secondary Education, Eskimos, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Italian Americans, Jews, Material Development, Mexican Americans, Polish Americans, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Puerto Ricans, Teacher Education
National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($6.00 paperbound)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Postsecondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Information on project funding removed by ERIC