ERIC Number: ED359301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Monitoring Project CANAL: An Overview of Year 4 Training (September 1991 through February 1992). Progress Report. Third Quarter, Year 4 Report (Period Ending May 31, 1992).
Davidson, Mary E.; Kurtz, Norman R.
An evaluation review was done of the training activities of the Creating a New Approach to Learning Project (Project CANAL) during the first half of Year 4 of the project. The review covered types of training opportunities that were available, observations on participation by members of the groups for whom the training was designed, some description of training content, and comments from a Monitoring Commission observer. The workshops were targeted for special groups including the core planning team (CPT) chairpersons for whom several workshops were held with varying levels of attendance. Three orientation sessions were held for local school council (LCS) members. Several workshops were also held for principals. Additional workshops were held for parent liaisons, and students. Training for CPT and LSC members used nine instructional models for improving academic achievement. Overview analysis suggests that the project continues to have difficulty in attracting individuals to its training sessions; and that while members of target groups are frequently absent, large numbers of others, especially parents, attend training that does not appear designed for them. Includes 12 tables and appendixes containing a list of Phase I and II schools, training center activities, a monitoring commission staff resume, and budget status. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Community Involvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Training, Models, Parent Participation, Principals, Program Implementation, Public Schools, School Desegregation, School Restructuring, Student Participation, Teacher Participation, Teaching Methods, Urban Schools, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Public Schools, IL. Monitoring Commission for Desegregation Implementation.