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ERIC Number: ED187783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Executive Summary of Final Report on Analyses of Staff Development Programs and Other Strategies to Improve Education in Desegregated Schools, 1978-1979.
King, A. L.
The Ways to Improve Education in Desegregated Schools (WIEDS) project's purpose are to develop an information base of successful desegregation/integration strategies and to construct a set of models and guidelines for use by schools in planning staff development activities. Empirical research literature yields data showing that teacher behavior and attitudes have important implications for minority children. Twelve staff development/inservice education programs were studied by WIEDS through survey and interview techniques to identify effective desegregation/integration problems which employ staff development as a tool. Findings indicate that desegregation/integration problems can be dealt with through effective staff development efforts. Staff development would help in providing positive classroom atmospheres which encourage interracial friendship and prevent negative classroom experiences, in increasing staff knowledge of student backgrounds, in teaching children to become ethnically literate, in involving parents cooperatively in the educational process, and in preventing resegregation. WIEDS has begun to conceptualize models, guidelines, and materials to promote effective staff development/inservice education programs. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Note: For related documents see ED 157 963 and UD 020 451. Not available in paper copy due to institution's restriction.