ERIC Number: ED406491
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of CSD Multicultural Program Implementation Data Summary, 1994-95. Office of Multicultural Education Program Evaluation.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Research.
During the 1994-95 school year, the Community School Districts (CSDs) of the New York City school system submitted plans for multicultural education to the New York City Board of Education through its Office of Multicultural Education. The Board's Office of Educational Research surveyed the CSDs about the success of the programs. Participants were asked to list no more than three of the programs' most important goals and to rate the extent to which they were able to implement them. They also were asked to indicate obstacles and needs to enable them to meet the district's future plans more successfully. The majority of the 27 respondents from CSDs noted that the goals were attained to a favorable degree, rating the ability to implement program goals at an average of 5.9 on a scale with 7 signifying "very well." Participants cited funding delays, lack of administrative support, limited availability of qualified personnel, and limited materials available as obstacles. Participants wanted more timely access to funds, additional training, technical assistance, and other sources of support to enhance their programs in the future. A survey was also completed by 50 participants in the "Unity in the Midst of Diversity" workshops. Participants thought that the workshops had been generally successful in their implementation and promotion of multicultural awareness. The surveys are attached. (Contains one table.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Multicultural Education, Needs Assessment, Parent Participation, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, School Districts, Surveys, Technical Assistance, Workshops
Office of Educational Research, 110 Livingston Street, Room 734, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Research.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)