ERIC Number: ED334326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Multicultural Counselor Leadership Institute (MCLI) 1989-90. Final Evaluation Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
In recent years, an increasing number of limited English proficiency (LEP) students have entered the New York City school system with limited resources to cope with the demands of a complicated urban society. Although regulations require that these students receive support services, there are not enough trained bilingual counselors nor enough appropriate multicultural counseling models to help them. This report documents the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment's (OREA) evaluation of the Multicultural Counselor Leadership Institute (MCLI) in its first year of funding by the New York State Education Department, Division of Bilingual Education. The project, managed by the Office of Student Guidance Services, provided staff and curriculum development for elementary, intermediate/junior high, and senior high school guidance counselors throughout New York City. MCLI was designed to give guidance personnel the opportunity to describe the counseling services they offered as well as to make recommendations as to which additional services, activities, and resources they would like to be able to offer. The program also sought to provide practitioners with current strategies and materials to use with LEP students. The evaluation of each stage of the institute was conducted through surveys and feedback questionnaires. Participants in staff development activities reported a significant gain in knowledge and favorably evaluated all aspects of their experience. Four tables summarizing results of the survey are included. (CJS)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Limited English Speaking, Material Development, Multicultural Education, School Counselors, School Social Workers, Staff Development
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, New York City Public Schools, 110 Livingston Street, Room 732, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.