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ERIC Number: ED147393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing Project Awareness: A Multi-State Training Program Addressing Sex Discrimination Issues in Education.
Wilke, Beth Voorhees; Beers, C. David
This report is a synopsis of the formal evaluation of Project Awareness, cooperatively conducted by seven Western states and designed to help educators recognize and work effectively to eliminate sex bias in education. A major component of the project, for educators and citizens, was the development of a training program designed to increase awareness of the extent of and consequences of sex bias in education. Part of the program's purpose was to suggest techniques and change strategies for the development of educational activities to promote equal educational opportunities. Each of the seven participating states developed their own implementation and dissemination plan for using the training materials developed for the project. The data collection for evaluation of the project emphasized three components: (1) a written survey questionnaire, (2) an individual interview to explain and annotate the survey responses, and (3) a group seminar to discuss the major lessons learned about implementation. The survey questionnaires and the interviews provided basic descriptive data about the ways the project materials were used and some summary judgements about their effectiveness. The most important aim of the evaluation was to document the perceptions of the implementation process held by those who had first hand experience with managing the program. This synopsis includes the highlights of the final evaluation, as well as an overview of the evaluation methods used and an edited transcript of a seminar on the lessons learned about the process of the program's implementation. The basic theme that runs through the findings is that the most important elements of this program were human qualities such as commitment and patience. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska; California; Idaho; Montana; Nevada; Oregon; Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title V