ERIC Number: ED411378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
Conference on Improving Minority and At-Risk Student Achievement: Blueprint for Excellence Proceedings Report. (Raleigh, NC, March 10, 1997).
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Accountability Services/Research.
The Conference on Improving Minority and At-Risk Student Achievement was convened to help educators, parents, community, and business leaders in North Carolina focus in strategies and ideas that work to raise student achievement levels for low-performing students. This report summarizes the remarks of Michael Garrett, the keynote address of Asa Hilliard, III, and comments from the youth forum that was part of the conference. Michael Garrett spoke about the traditional education and values of Native American children, drawing on experiences of Native Americans in North Carolina, and reminded his audience of the need for teachers to be knowledgeable about the beliefs and traditions of Native Americans. Youth presenters shared their experiences as members of minority groups, and reflected on what is needed to ensure the academic achievement of minority students. Dr. Hilliard spoke of the necessity for high expectations for all students, and gave some examples of programs that have worked in raising the achievement of disadvantaged youth in urban and rural areas. Children will achieve regardless of the method used or the philosophy of the educator if the instruction is delivered properly. Also included is the "Blueprint for Excellence" document participants received as a stimulant to discussion. (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Accountability Services/Research.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina