ERIC Number: ED209411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Project: Ways to Improve Education in Desegregated Schools (WIEDS). Final Interim Report.
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
The purpose of the WIEDS Project (Ways to Improve Education in Desegregated Schools) was to develop a model and guidelines for use in planning inservice education programs to promote integration. This final report examines the procedures and methodology used for achieving the objective, the results of data analysis, and conclusions and recommendations for future research and action. The major research questions considered are: (1) What are the existing models for Inservice Education (IE)? (2) Can any of these models be applied to facilitate effective desegregation/integration? and (3) What new models for IE need to be developed? The report discusses several inservice training models that are defined according to governance strategies, such as sources of authority and planning, views of individual needs, training contexts, and research functions. The final report examines specific guidelines for use in planning and developing IE models designed to deal with problems in conflict management as it relates to desegregated school settings; change teacher perceptions and behavior with respect to Mexican American students; implement guidelines for teachers in regard to bilingual education; and develop desegregation workshops for students, teachers and the community. (JCD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.