ERIC Number: ED199342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
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A Suggestion for Designing and Implementing a Course in the Black Culture.
Reams, Bennie P.
Problem solving techniques were used by a Long Beach (California) Unified School District team that was charged with the responsibility of designing and implementing a course in black culture for certified employees of the district. The team used a four phase approach. First they defined the problem faced by the school district: that no course in black culture was available for school personnel in a district where 14 percent of the students were black. The team's next function was to establish criteria for evaluating solutions and to identify constraints that might limit the selection of solution strategies. During the third phase, solutions were sought through a review of the literature and interviews with educators, school administrators and counselors, and black parents, students and community members. A series of six solutions were identified and field tested during the fourth phase. Four workshops were presented to school personnel. Evaluations indicated that the workshops were well received. The inservice program continued for four years. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: California (Long Beach)