Diversity And Global Development Within The School Setting

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Description Diversity and Global Development, EL 7095, challenged me to complete a research project based on diversity and global development within the school setting. Using prior research in EL 7156 Comprehensive Planning and Program Evaluation, facilitated by Dr. Kelley Probst, I continued my research of the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) as a school reform model. AVID is currently being used in the middle schools and high school of Asheboro City Schools. After an interview with former superintendent, Dr. Diane Frost, I became even more interested in the reform model. Under Dr. Frost’s leadership, the AVID program was introduced in the 2007-2008 school year to a select seventh-grade cohort. The program proved to be an effective option and assisted the district in their goal to close the achievement gap of minority and economically disadvantaged students. After hearing Dr. Frost’s passion and confidence in the program, I realized the program must have some merit. I completed a small literature and data review of published materials focusing on the AVID program. Through my research, I became intrigued by the lack of negative reviews. Most research on AVID is positive. After researching and learning about the program ideas, I built on my previous project by including specific information relating to the Asheboro City School’s success with the program. I removed research on the entire AVID program and focused only on literature relating to
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