ERIC Number: ED338769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Intercultural Programs: Program Evaluation Report, July 1991.
Des Moines Public Schools, IA. Office of Intercultural Programs.
This report evaluates the Des Moines (Iowa) Independent Community School District (DMICSD) Intercultural programs. The following types of programs are in place: (1) a Voluntary Transfer Program; (2) paired schools; (3) magnet schools; (4) Extended Day Kindergarten; (5) English as a Second Language (ESL)/Bilingual Education; (6) a Bilingual Community Liaison/Advisor Programs; (7) multicultural, non-sexist education; (8) Minority Achievement Program; (9) affirmative action; (10) minority community liaison; and (11) discrimination compliance. In 1990-91 3,575 students were involved in the desegregation plan and the ESL/Bilingual programs. Budget expenses for salaries, benefits, materials, supplies, travel, and staff development were $1,307,455, with sources for funding including Federal Chapter II, state Title VII, state weighted formula for non-English speakers, and a general fund. The DMICSD's Office of Intercultural Programs staff provided leadership, guidance, and support to staff, students, and parents through inservice programs, staff development, and professional meeting opportunities. A survey of staff, students, and parents of ESL student indicated the need for a night high school for at-risk students and parents of ESL students. Internal and external audits were also conducted. Included are five tables. Three appendices present one table, a study survey, and a form for filing a complaint of discrimination. (JB)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups, Intercultural Programs, Limited English Speaking, Magnet Schools, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, School Districts, Second Language Instruction, Spanish Speaking, Urban Schools
Department of Information Management, Des Moines Public Schools, 1800 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309-3399.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA. Office of Intercultural Programs.