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ERIC Number: ED189213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Validation of Effective Staff Development/Inservice Education Strategies.
Williams, David L., Jr.
The goal of the Ways to Improve Education in Desegregated Schools (WIEDS) project is to establish a regional information base for the southwestern United States (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) concerning successful desegregation strategies and remaining areas of need in desegregated schools. Such information will be the basis for developing a set of staff development/ inservice education (SD/IE) models and guidelines for desegregated and desegregating schools. This paper describes a survey and interviews conducted by WIEDS of local school superintendents, General Assistance Center personnel, parents and community people, school personnel, and students in the six-state area as a means of identifying important elements which can assist in developing such models and guidelines. Data obtained from the survey and interviews were analyzed to examine the relationships between demographic characteristics of sites, respondents, and interviewees and (1) their perceptions regarding desegregation strategies employed and (2) their reports of remaining areas of need. Findings indicate that no one set of strategies alone can be employed to facilitate successful desegregation, and that collaboration and cooperation by many levels of people and on a variety of issues and activities are required. Based on implications of the findings, 17 content areas are identified for inclusion in SD/IE models and guidelines. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to institution's restriction. Table 5 will not reproduce well due to print size. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).