ERIC Number: ED359299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
Monitoring Project CANAL Training Activities: Student Training Activities for 70 Project CANAL Schools (October 17, 1990 through June 6, 1991). Progress Report.
Davidson, Mary E.; Kurtz, Norman R.
An evaluation was done to assess the participation of students from the 70 Creating a New Approach to Learning Project (Project CANAL) schools in training activities organized by Project CANAL. Two activities were included. The first, titled "student Workshops," consisted of a series of five 1-day workshops that sought to provide students with vision and motivation for achievement, and also to involve students in special projects to be presented at a second activity titled, "Celebrating Student Achievement." This activity consisted of a 1-day workshop at which students were given an opportunity to present the results of the projects they had identified during the earlier workshops. The goal of Project CANAL is to promote the academic achievement of students. The number of student training activities was small, and the training activity that was offered did not attract wide attendance on the part of students. When principals, teachers, ancillary staff, and parents of the 70 core planning teams and members of the local school councils were invited to the second training activity, only a few appeared. Specifically, at schools in Phase I of the CANAL Project, 29 percent of the events held had no attendance, only 7.6 percent had 4 or more students. At Phase II schools, 25 percent of events had no attendance and 3.6 percent of events had 3 students. Sixteen tables and profiles of Phase I and II schools are provided. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Public Schools, IL. Monitoring Commission for Desegregation Implementation.