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ERIC Number: ED012188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 141
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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DEVELOPING CURRICULUM FOR INDIAN CHILDREN.
POTTS, ALFRED M., 2D; SIZEMORE, MAMIE
THIS WORKSHOP REPORT WAS PREPARED AS A GUIDE FOR TEACHERS OF INDIAN CHILDREN IN THE FOUR CORNERS AREA OF ARIZONA, COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, AND UTAH. A BRIEF DESCRIPTION IS GIVEN OF THE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT, UP TO THEIR PRESENT STATUS, OF UTE MOUNTAIN UTES, SOUTHERN UTES, JICARILLA APACHES, PUEBLO INDIANS OF NEW MEXICO, AND NAVAJOS. THE STATED PURPOSES ARE TO PROVIDE TEACHERS WITH INSIGHTS INTO PROBLEMS OF EDUCATING THESE CHILDREN AND TO PROVIDE KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR DIFFERENT CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS, LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS, AND VALUES. PROBLEMS INHERENT IN THEIR CULTURAL TRANSLATION ARE DISCUSSED TO INDICATE AREAS OF NEEDED UNDERSTANDING, FOREMOST AMONG WHICH IS DEVELOPING THE ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY IN ENGLISH. SEVERAL METHODS FOR TEACHING ENGLISH ARE DESCRIBED, BOTH FOR BEGINNERS AND FOR UPPER-GRADE STUDENTS. SHORT SECTIONS DISCUSS METHODS OF TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES, ARITHMETIC, AND SCIENCE. PROBLEMS OF INTELLIGENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT TESTING ARE DISCUSSED. THE PUBLICATION EMPHASIZES THAT THESE CHILDREN SHOULD BE TESTED ONLY WHEN A DEFINITE PURPOSE IS TO BE SERVED AND THEN WITH GREAT CARE, SINCE MOST STANDARDIZED TESTS DO NOT INDICATE ACCURATELY THE CAPABILITIES OF INDIAN CHILDREN. MANY BIBLIOGRAPHIES, REFERENCES, AND TEACHING AIDS ARE GIVEN. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE CENTER FOR CULTURAL STUDIES, ADAMS STATE COLLEGE, ALAMOSA, COLORADO 81101. (DD)
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Authoring Institution: Adams State Coll. of Colorado, Alamosa.
Identifiers: ARIZONA; COLORADO; Colorado (Alamosa); NEW MEXICO; UTAH