ERIC Number: ED378265
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-13
Reference Count: N/A
Multicultural Education 1992-93 Final Evaluation Report. OER Report.
Schnall, Lisa; Sheriff, Robin
This report presents the results of the evaluation of multicultural education programs conducted by the Office of Educational Research of the New York City Board of Education. The Board had required each district to appoint a coordinator to organize, coordinate, and facilitate multicultural activities. In all cases, however, this was only a part-time position, and coordinators, although enthusiastic, did not have enough time for their multiple duties. The four designated areas of concentration for multicultural efforts were professional development, curriculum development, resource activity centers, and model school programs. Coordinators also reported on activities with direct effects on students, activities intended to promote parent and community involvement, teacher attitudes, and student assessment and testing. The reception and effects of multicultural education guides were also evaluated. Evaluation indicates that preliminary efforts to promote multicultural education have begun but that systemic change has yet to be achieved. Suggestions are given for program improvement. Appendix A summarizes the district activities. (SLD)
Descriptors: Coordination, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Multicultural Education, Parent Participation, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Resource Materials
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, New York City Public Schools, 110 Livingston Street, Room 732, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Research.