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Outcomes of Education

  • 25 Years of Multiculturalism--Past, Present and Future, Part II. Focus on Human Rights
    Evaluates the effect of multicultural education on racism in Canada. Maintains that racism is still an integral part of Canadian life and, in some instances, appears to be on the rise.
  • 25 Years of Multiculturalism--Past, Present, and Future, Part 1
    Reviews the implementation and early successes and failures of multicultural education in Canada. Although multicultural education was officially adopted as an educational policy in 1971, it has been reworked and revamped as problems and challenges have arisen.
  • All Kids Count: Including Students with Disabilities in Statewide Assessment Programs
    "All Kids Count is intended as a basic primer on the participation of students with disabilities in statewide assessment systems. Its purpose is to give parents, parent leaders, professional, and other interested parties basic guidelines and points of reference for participating in discussions around policies and practices related to the inclusion of students with disabilities in large-scale assessment programs.
  • Coming of Age in Singapore
    Despite touted "best" scores, Singapore's education ministry goals are child-centered. A worldwide survey of 182 experts reached consensus on 20 global trends, including need for a multinational curriculum.
  • Diversity Initiatives in Higher Education: Intergroup Dialogue Program Student Outcomes and Implications for Campus Radical Climate. A Case Study
    Explored the cognitive and affective outcomes of participating in the University of Maryland's Intergroup Dialogue Program to promote social justice among diverse students. Post-program interviews indicated that many students had changed perceptions of self and society after the program.
  • Enrollment predictors of the special education outcome for students with SED
    A study examined the predictive value of initial enrollment variables obtained in a previous study of elementary and secondary students newly identified with serious emotional disturbance (SED). Participants were 75 students with SED whose outcomes had been determined as successful in the previous study and 76 students with SED whose outcomes had been determined as unsuccessful.
  • Evaluation of Supplemental Instruction at the College Level
    Describes a new method of evaluating the Supplemental Instruction (SI) model as implemented in a high-risk biology course at an urban multicultural university campus. Examination grades indicated that the average grade of participants in classes that had SI sessions was significantly higher than that of participants in classes where SI sessions were not offered.
  • Government Policy and School Effects: Racism and Social Justice in Policy and Practice
    Criticizes social justice policies of the Labour government in the United Kingdom because they promote formal equality in the schools without working for substantive equity in outcomes of education. Naive multiculturalism is an inadequate policy response to the institutionalized racism that pervades the contemporary education system.
  • Inclusive Schooling Practices: Pedagogical and Research Foundations: A Synthesis of the Literature that Informs Best Practice About Inclusive Schools
    This monograph summarizes the literature base that informs current understanding of the best approaches to support students with disabilities in inclusive settings.
  • Measuring Outcomes and Setting Standards: A Brief Overview
    This paper presents an overview of a plenary panel entitled "Measuring Outcomes and Setting Standards in Languages Education." "Outcomes" implies what learners take away from their course, while the term "standards" seems commonly to have at least two senses: first it may imply some yardstick or framework against which learner performance, the content of tests and examinations, or the goals of the courses may be measured; second, it implies a "framework of reference.".
  • Multicultural Theorists and the Social Studies
    Questions the multiculturalists' vision that an ethnic group's self-esteem and subsequent academic achievement can improve through the study of its culture. Cites the paucity of studies supporting the effectiveness of interventions to improve inter-ethnic group attitudes.
  • Multicultural Training for Undergraduates: Developing Knowledge and Awareness
    Determined whether training undergraduates (N=58) in multicultural issues improves awareness of their own cultural assumptions, values, and biases, along with their knowledge of other world views and cultural assumptions. Results indicate that undergraduates who completed a multicultural course reported increased multicultural awareness.
  • Oppressor: The Educational System
    In this critique of elementary and secondary education in the United States, the first section discusses the history of the U.S. educational system and how the development of the schools' curricula and assessment programs have been adapted to the white, male, Eurocentric style of learning.
  • Processes and Outcomes in the European Schools Model of Multilingual Education
    In the European Schools model, linguistically and culturally diverse students receive most of their education in their first language but must learn at least two other languages. Content teaching of other subjects in the target languages and the regular mixing of different language groups promote multilingual proficiency and cultural pluralism at no cost to academic development.
  • Service-Learning for Multicultural Teaching Competency: Insights from the Literature for Teacher Educators
    Examined the literature to answer: (1) "What outcomes have resulted from preservice teachers' involvement in service-learning activities in diverse community settings?" and (2) "What challenges exist to enhance their multicultural teaching competencies through service-learning?" Summarizes three challenges (e.g., the resiliency of preservice teachers' negative attitudes toward children and families of color; service-learning activities that emphasize charity, not social change); and offers recommendations for addressing them. (EV).
  • The Experiences of Adult Undergraduate Students--What Shapes Their Learning?
    The Model of College Outcomes for Adults explains why adults might do as well as traditional students, despite limited participation and involvement in traditional residential learning experiences. The model's six components are prior experience and personal biographies; psychosocial and value orientation; adult cognition; life-world environment; college outcomes; and the connecting classroom.
  • The Model United Nations: 50+ and Growing Strong
    The Model U.N. is a popular experiential learning program that engages students through cooperative-learning techniques and multicultural education.
  • Will Privatizing Schools Really Help Inner-City Students of Color?
    Although urban public school educators are not achieving optimal results, there is no evidence that for-profit educational companies will do any better or possess special expertise in educating poor students of color. Education Alternatives, Inc.