ERIC Number: ED366626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-2
Reference Count: N/A
Intercultural Programs: Program Evaluation.
Des Moines Public Schools, IA.
The Office of Intercultural Programs of the Des Moines public schools addresses the equity needs of the district through a wide range of equity services. The Office serves as a resource for students, parents, community, and staff, and provides service in the areas of: (1) the Voluntary Transfer Program; (2) paired and magnet schools; (3) extended day kindergarten; (4) English as a Second Language and bilingual programs; (5) Minority and Bilingual Community Liaison Advisor Program; (6) multicultural, nonsexist education; (7) cross-cultural awareness training; (8) the Military Achievement Program; (9) affirmative action; (10) discrimination compliance; and (11) sexual harassment training. An evaluation helped the staff prepare to meet the needs of the growing student population. Systematic equity efforts were framed by the revision of the district's Desegregation Plan and the publication of a formal document defining equity efforts. Strategic planning efforts involved parents, staff, students, and the community. As a result of the evaluation study, plans are underway to improve and expand services. Changes will be made in the Voluntary Transfer Program and efforts will be made to enhance the delivery of instruction for limited-English-proficient students. A major compliance thrust will be sexual harassment training for staff and students, as well as provisions for students with Attention Deficit Disorder. Each of the seven appendixes contains a table of evaluation findings. (SLD)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Bilingual Education, Budgets, Cross Cultural Studies, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Equal Education, Instructional Materials, Magnet Schools, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Needs Assessment, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, School Desegregation, School Districts, Sexual Harassment, Training, Transfer Students, Values
Department of Information Management, Des Moines Independent Community School District, 1800 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309-3399.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA.