ERIC Number: ED349224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Northeast Global Studies Magnet Middle School, 1990-1991. Formative Evaluation.
Clay, Phyllis L.
This report addresses the results of an evaluation made of the first year of the implementation of a global studies theme at the Northeast Global Studies Middle Magnet School (Kansas City, Missouri). It is reported that ample evidence of the theme was seen throughout most of the school facilities, and observed in all of the social studies classes. However, no evidence of infusion of the theme was seen during observation periods in mathematics and physical education classes. Data from questionnaires issued to parents revealed that the global studies theme was not clear to a third of the parents. A recommendation was made to provide additional, perhaps related, information to parents regarding the nature of the global studies theme. Of the 22 program objectives relating to the first implementation year, most were being implemented effectively. Several figures and tables appear throughout the report. Five appendices also are included: (1) global studies course topics; (2) infusion of global studies; (3) exhibits in the world cultural festival; (4) theme-related activities; and (5) theme-related field trips. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Kansas City School District, MO.