ERIC Number: ED399465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Appalachian/African-American Cultural Education Project. Research to Practice.
During its first year, the Appalachian/African-American Cultural Education (ACE) Project undertook an evaluation to assess the program's impact on the knowledge, behaviors, and attitudes of its teachers. Assessment tools included pre- and posttests on cultural content, observation, teacher interviews, teacher self-evaluation, and participant evaluations. Teachers reported the following: (1) greater familiarity and comfort with cultural subject matter; (2) more confidence in their ability to facilitate group learning, as opposed to relying on traditional teaching materials and activities; (3) greater familiarity and comfort with alternative teaching methods; (4) increased desire and ability to treat students as equal partners in the learning process; (5) increased confidence in their own abilities as well as other personal changes; and (6) positive advances for their learners. Teachers identified a number of needs, such as ongoing support and assistance from inside the Urban Appalachian Council, resources to move students from oral to written stories, and their ongoing ability to expend the time and energy required. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH. Ohio Literacy Resource Center.