ERIC Number: ED465831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Eyes on Education: A Proposal for East Side Union High Schools.
Californians for Justice Education Fund.
This paper presents information from surveys of 1,028 diverse high school students in one California district about inequalities they experienced and their thoughts regarding such issues. While 83 percent of students are students of color, 38 percent of teachers are teachers of color. About 4 out of 14 students have been treated unfairly or harassed in class due to culture or race. There is no districtwide training for teachers in multicultural competency. About 40 percent of students have a primary language other than English. The ratio of bilingual aides to English learners is 1:192. Nearly half of the students have never had a counselor talk to them individually about plans to meet A-G requirements. About two-thirds of students graduate without meeting A-G requirements. Recommendations include: implement a districtwide anti-racist teacher training to provide teachers with multicultural competency, initiate a bilingual certification program to recognize students for their abilities, and guarantee that every student develop and follow a 4-year plan to fulfill A-G requirements. Appended are research methodology and overview, sample survey, multicultural education policy 6141, and a paper entitled "Anti-Racist Training" (Mamie Chow). (SM)
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Diversity (Student), High Schools, Minority Group Children, Minority Group Teachers, Racial Bias
Californians for Justice Education Fund, 1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 1550, Oakland, CA 94612. Tel: 510-452-2728; Fax: 510-452-3552; Web site: http://www.caljustice.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Californians for Justice Education Fund.
Identifiers - Location: California