ERIC Number: ED343974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Monitoring Project CANAL: Training Activities (Summer 1990). Third Quarter, Year 3 Progress Report.
Davidson, Mary E.; And Others
Project Creating a New Approach to Learning (CANAL) was funded by monies granted under the Settlement Agreement between the United States and the Chicago (Illinois) Board of Education to relieve the effects of segregation in racially identifiable Black and Hispanic American schools. Using a school-based management system, principals, teachers, ancillary staff, parents, and students will develop and implement a school improvement plan focusing on increased student achievement through enhancing staff professionalism and parent involvement. The report summarizes the participation of CANAL schools in training activities offered by Project CANAL during the summer of 1990. The focus is on participation and not evaluation of the quality of the training. Part I of this report deals with modules of computer training. Nineteen of the 41 CANALS schools did not send representatives to any of the computer training modules, and 11 schools sent representatives to only one module. No school sent someone to each module. A second group of sessions covered a wide variety of topics. These topics often failed to attract the audience that seemed most appropriate. Participation was so modest and scattered across the 41 schools that it will be difficult to identify any effect of training. There are 34 tables of attendance figures. Appendices A and B provide an additional 16 tables of attendance data. An attachment outlines the project budget. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Uses in Education, Desegregation Plans, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Education, Management Information Systems, Parent Participation, Principals, Program Evaluation, School Based Management, School Desegregation, School Districts, Secondary School Teachers, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Public Schools, IL. Monitoring Commission for Desegregation Implementation.