ERIC Number: ED257736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Embassy Adoption Program. E.C.I.A. Chapter 2. Final Evaluation Report. 1983-1984.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Div. of Quality Assurance.
A multicultural enrichment program in which students from 123 fifth- and sixth-grade classrooms from the District of Columbia Public Schools learned about foreign countries by studying a foreign embassy, is evaluated. Chapter I outlines the main components of the program. Chapters II and III concern evaluation. A description of the Planning, Monitoring, and Implementing Model (PMI) used for evaluation is followed by evaluation results for each of the program's four stated objectives. Appendices, which make up over half of the report, include the evaluation schema, suggested activities for participating teachers, a list of embassy adoption program embassies and schools, a chart showing student knowledge level, results of student questionnaires, information and forms on Mini United Nations instruction, information and evaluation of a teacher workshop on implementation of the Embassy Adoption program, questionnaire results, and an embassy visit trip confirmation form. Findings show that during the 1983-84 school year, the Embassy Adoption Program reached its goal of providing over 1,000 fifth- and sixth-grade students with the opportunity to increase their knowledge and appreciation of other countries. Students were able to demonstrate their knowledge in the areas of culture, history, government, and geography as observed in classrooms, embassy visits, and Mini United Nations activities. (LH)
Descriptors: Community Cooperation, Evaluation Methods, Field Trips, 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.
Note: For 1982-83 final evaluation report, see ED 241 401.