ERIC Number: ED339766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Asian-American Communications In-School Staff Workshops (A-AC), 1990-91. Final Evaluation Report. OREA Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
This report documents an evaluation of the Asian American Communications In-School Staff Workshops (A-AC). The A-AC provided workshops on Asian and Asian American history and culture, as well as strategies for working with Asian American students in schools with large Asian populations. Phase I workshops focused on information gained through a school survey to provide workshops on understanding Asian American students at 28 schools. Phase II provided strategy workshops about particular student concerns in 10 schools, and Phase III provided workshops on history and culture to five schools on request. In all, the A-AC conducted 53 workshops in 43 schools, as well as related parent and student workshops in seven schools. The results of a survey indicate that participants increased their knowledge as a result of attending the workshops. Sixty percent rated relevance very high, and over 70 percent found them well-organized and of excellent quality. Evaluation recommendations include using visual aids in workshop presentations and providing a handbook on cultural differences of Asian American students. (SLD)
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Asian Americans, Asian History, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Inservice Teacher Education, Intercultural Communication, Knowledge Level, Minority Groups, Parent Workshops, School Personnel, School Surveys, Staff Development, Teacher Workshops, Urban Schools
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
Sponsor: Aaron Diamond Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.; Chinese Asian Technical Assistance Center.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.