ERIC Number: ED162017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Program Planning for Culturally Different Minority Students.
Brown, Nina W.
If a program is to succeed, sufficient attention must be devoted to the personality characteristics, attitudes and interests of the persons for whom the program is being planned. The data from a study of the personality characteristics of 446 poor, black adolescents enrolled in a summer poverty work program were used to demonstrate how the knowledge of personality characteristics could be utilized in program planning. From the test results of the two personality inventories, it would appear that these adolescents perceived themselves as incompetent, inefficient and seeking recognition. Yet, as a group, all were attempting to become effective and competent people in accord with society's demands. Putting the results into program planning, the following should be provided for participants: detailed goals, concrete procedures for activities, interaction in small groups, clear instruction of expectations, concrete recognition and reward for accomplishments, allowance for partial participation in planning, experiences that develop interpersonal relation skills but that don't promote interpersonal confrontations, activities that initially deal with objects and then gradually focus on people and ideas, activities that do not rely on reading ability, group division by sex (if necessary), and a means for objectively evaluating the success of the program. (Author/KR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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