ERIC Number: ED209166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Report, 1979-80: Oklahoma Cultural Understanding Project.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
This final report describes a project in Oklahoma which tried to increase students' and the general public's awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the cultures of the world. In the project's first phase, 38 school districts and higher education institutions located throughout the state were surveyed to determine the need in the areas of culture, economics, world issues, and language. The results of the survey are discussed. The second phase of the project involved state and regional inservice education. The project held many workshops for Local Education Agency representatives. Superintendents, teachers, principals, and staff coordinators received training on how to plan, organize, and promote cultural understanding in their schools and communities. The training activities consisted of small and large group discussions, hands on simulations, and getting acquainted with cultural publications, brochures, and related literature. A wide variety of activities were then implemented in the schools and community. These activities are described in the report. According to a series of on site evaluations, the project was very successful. As a result, more than 47,000 Oklahomans representing state and local government, education, community and civic organizations, business and local student groups now have a broader view of world cultures. The project also succeeded in enhancing increased cooperation and understanding among local school personnel and community representatives. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.