ERIC Number: ED395498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
COMSIS Mid-Atlantic Multifunctional Resource Center. Contract Years 1992-1995. Final Report.
COMSIS Corp., Wheaton, MD.; Mid-Atlantic Multifunctional Resource Center, Silver Spring, MD.
This report summarizes the accomplishments of the 3-and-a-half year implementation of the Mid-Atlantic Multifunctional Resource Center (MRC), a program that provided training and technical assistance to educators and parents of limited-English-proficient (LEP) students in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. In the contract period, MRC completed all deliverables assistance activities and responded to 4,144 quick action requests. Participants in MRC training activities numbered 7,912. Of this number, over 29 percent were Title VII recipients. Teachers were the largest number of participants (N=3,499); project directors and other administrators accounted for 29 percent of the total number of participants. A major part of MRC training and technical assistance efforts were devoted to planning short- and long-term staff development activities with SEAs (state education authorities) and LEAs (local education authorities). Chapter 1 reports on major activities of the last year, including a state-by-state description of the service area, MRC staff, and other resources used. Chapter 2 describes the major accomplishments, focussing on administrators and mainstream educators, institutes, coordination activities, and training in the use of technology. Chapter 3 discusses Environmental Educational Changes in the area with concomitant trends and issues. Appendices include the summary reports of MRC activities, activities with superintendents, and selected MRC Institute and Workshop programs and materials. (Author/NAV)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Education Service Centers, English (Second Language), Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Limited English Speaking, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Records (Forms), Regional Programs, Resource Centers, Staff Development, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods, Technical Assistance, Theory Practice Relationship, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: COMSIS Corp., Wheaton, MD.; Mid-Atlantic Multifunctional Resource Center, Silver Spring, MD.