ERIC Number: ED356294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-7
Reference Count: N/A
Asian-American Communications: In-School Staff Workshops, 1991-92. Final Evaluation Report. OREA Report.
The In-School Staff Workshops project run by Asian-American Communications was evaluated in its fourth year. The project provided various workshops for staff on Asian American and Asian cultures, intercultural communications, and strategies for helping Asian American students adjust to their new social and educational environments. The project also undertook other activities, such as translating school letters sent home, crisis intervention, parent workshops, and teaching students about Asian American history and literature. The evaluation consultant observed workshops and interviewed the project director, her assistant, and project consultants. Workshops were provided in 33 schools in New York City during the 1991-92 school year. The project successfully met its objectives for staff development and related student and parent workshops. Of the 421 evaluations by students of workshops conducted for them, the majority ranked the programs as very good. To improve program services, the following steps are recommended: (1) more audiovisual materials; (2) development of handout materials; and (3) limiting the number of participants in workshops on teaching strategies to allow more in-depth discussions. (SLD)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asian American Students, Asian Americans, Asian Studies, Communications, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Immigrants, Inservice Teacher Education, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Racial Relations, Staff Development, Student Adjustment, Teaching Methods, Urban Schools, Workshops
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, New York City Public Schools, 110 Livingston Street, Room 732, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.