ERIC Number: ED336476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Monitoring Commission for Desegregation Implementation Monitoring Project CANAL. Third Quarter Progress Report of Year 2 (March 1 to May 31, 1990).
Davidson, Mary E.; And Others
This evaluation analyzes participation of the core planning teams in the special training activities of Project Creating a New Approach to Learning (CANAL), part of a court-mandated desegregation plan in Chicago (Illinois). The report covers activities during the third quarter of CANAL's second year. CANAL's goal is to organize and train core planning teams 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 following findings are presented: (1) sessions for chairpersons of high school departments and for school-based evaluators, team chairpersons, and process observers were not well-attended; (2) sessions for parent liaisons, students, and special groups were even less well attended; (3) the Instructional Strategies Fair fell short of expected attendance; (4) the thematic seminars were so poorly attended that their continuation cannot be justified; and (5) the two meetings of the CANAL Advisory Council were attended by only a few of its members. Statistical data are presented in 14 tables. The following materials are appended: (1) a description of the monitoring commission staff; (2) a chronological list of training activities; (3) a budget; (4) a school board resolution regarding Project CANAL; and (5) a report on a public hearing on Project CANAL. (FMW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Public Schools, IL. Monitoring Commission for Desegregation Implementation.