ERIC Number: ED313463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Developing and Monitoring Community Based Programs for Underachieving Minority Students.
Herman, Joan; Bain, Josie
This document presents a set of ten steps that can be used by a wide range of concerned people to mobilize a community to solve problems connected with the growing population of underachieving minority youth. Step I, "The Initiation," outlines how to develop a coalition to assure a strong foundation for mobilization efforts. Step II, "Brainstorm," outlines how to gather the information needed to arrive at effective solutions. Step III, "Reach Consensus on Action," outlines how to reach agreement on the problems to be addressed. Step IV, "Build Community Interest in Action," outlines how to heighten awareness of the nature of the problem and the results of inaction. Step V, "Develop a Blueprint for Action," outlines how to formulate a plan of action including a mission statement, goals and objectives, tasks, and an evaluation plan. Step VI, "Discover, Develop, and Offer Suggestions for Securing Resources," outlines how to locate untapped human and monetary resources within the community. Step VII, "Sell the Program to the Larger Community in Multiple Ways," comprises a checklist of ways to communicate with the total community. Step VIII, "Implement the Plan," outlines suggestions for maintaining interest, action focus, and continuing visibility. Step IX, "Monitor, Evaluate, and Improve the Program," outlines how to select program objectives for evaluation and includes seven sample evaluation worksheets. Step X, "Evaluate the Process," comprises seven checklists for determining the adequacy of the program and the quality of results. A list of 75 brainstorming questions is appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.