ERIC Number: ED320875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Minority Student Achievement: Focus on the Classroom.
This training manual presents information on the relationship between the educational environment and minority student underachievement. The materials presented are designed to assist teachers in establishing positive student-teacher relationships and to create a challenging and friendly classroom climate. The training package, designed to be used by a principal or other appointed facilitator, provides a framework for a 4-month inservice training period. The first four units contain training sessions designed to provide teachers with background information on teacher expectations. Each unit includes: objectives, activities, instructions and materials for mini-lectures/discussion topics, transparencies, worksheets for small group activities, and participant information sheets. Units 5 through 10 focus on skills development through teacher self-evaluation and peer evaluation. The focus is on practice exercises, teacher self-evaluation procedures and forms, peer observation procedures, and assignments for completion by participating teachers. An extensive bibliography is included. (JD)
Descriptors: Black Students, Classroom Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic Americans, Inservice Teacher Education, Low Achievement, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Reaction, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Expectations of Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Training Methods
The Mid-Atlantic Equity Center, 5010 Wisconsin Ave, NW, S-310, Washington, DC 20016 ($3.50, limited quantity).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Univ., Washington, DC. Mid-Atlantic Equity Center.