ERIC Number: ED241401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Embassy Adoption Program. Final Evaluation Report, 1982-1983.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Div. of Quality Assurance.
A multicultural enrichment program in which selected fifth- and sixth-grade students from Washington, District of Columbia, public schools learned about other countries by studying a foreign embassy is evaluated. Chapter I outlines the main components of the program: joint educator-embassy planning, student research, student field visits and embassy guest presentations in the classroom, student culminating projects, and student participation in a mock United Nations. Chapters II and III concern evaluation. A description of the Planning, Monitoring, and Implementing Model (PMI) used for evaluation is followed by a chart presenting evaluation results. Measured are the degrees of joint participation in implementation among sponsoring agencies and program impact on students' knowledge of other countries. Findings indicate a highly successful program, with a high degree of correlation on all input/output measures. The appendix includes the evaluation schema, program communications, curriculum suggestions, and unexpected outcomes. (LP)
Descriptors: Community Cooperation, Evaluation Methods, Field Trips, Foreign Countries, Foreign Diplomats, Grade 5, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades, International Cooperation, International Relations, International Studies, Multicultural Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Social Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Div. of Quality Assurance.