ERIC Number: ED336471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Monitoring Commission for Desegregation Implementation's Analysis of the Core Planning Teams of Project CANAL--Year 1 (1988-1989).
Davidson, Mary E.; And Others
This first-year evaluation analyzes the composition and participation of the core planning teams of Project Creating a New Approach to Learning (CANAL), part of a court-mandated desegregation plan to reduce inequities in predominantly Black and Hispanic American schools in Chicago (Illinois). CANAL's goal is to organize and train core planning teams, the representative bodies of the school community, to engage in shared decision-making and to develop organizational structures that incorporate the community in the organizational and educational processes of the schools. The teams were to be composed of parents, teachers, principals, ancillary school staff, and community members. The following findings are presented: (1) some teams were too small to be representative and some were too large to be effective; (2) the methods for composing teams varied widely; (3) teachers dominated the memberships; (4) ancillary staff, community members, and parents were dramatically underrepresented on the teams; (4) 24 percent of the team members, including about half of the ancillaries, parents, and community members, failed to attend the orientation sessions; (5) 25 percent of the team members failed to attend the first of the school-based management (SBM) training sessions; (6) 28 percent of the team members, including 75 percent of the community members, failed to attend the second of the SBM training sessions; and (9) there were further declines in the attendance of nonteaching team members in the total site training. Statistical data are presented in 16 tables. A budget is appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Public Schools, IL. Monitoring Commission for Desegregation Implementation.