ERIC Number: ED353353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Asian-Pacific Learners: Task Force Report to the Minnesota State Board of Education.
Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Asian Pacific Learners Task Force (APLTF), which was charged with studying this population in Minnesota and evaluating their needs in the public education system. Thousands of students, hundreds of their parents, and a large number of teachers responded to questionnaires developed by the APLTF and completed by attendees of Public Input Sessions (PBISs). Opening sections list members of the task force, reproduce a cover letter for the report, and outline the recommendations. Another section offers background on Asian Pacific people in the United States generally, their history, and some broad cultural characteristics. Another section outlines the purpose and charge of the APLTF followed by a description of the methods used to gather information. Those efforts include meetings among members of the APLTF; a series of PBISs; and a survey of students, parents, and teachers. The next section summarizes the outcome of the public sessions. A final section brings together the findings from the studies and recommendations, and groups them under the following five critical categories: (1) staff; (2) inclusive education; (3) learners; (4) parents; and (5) Asian Pacific leadership. Extensive appendixes offer 10 figures containing distribution and demographic information; a planning letter; the Inclusive Educational Program Rule; a news release; the student, parent, and teacher questionnaires; findings; and supplemental letters. Included are 11 references. (JB)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Board of Education Policy, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Needs Assessment, Pacific Americans, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Policy Formation, Public Policy, School Community Relationship, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Minnesota Department of Education, Supervisor Curriculum Services Section, 643 Capitol Square Building, 550 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55101.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.