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ERIC Number: ED016554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Pages: 4
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UNDERSTANDING--SANTO DOMINGO'S RX FOR THE "CULTURAL SHOCK."
LOPEZ, REBECCA
THE SANTO DOMINGO, NEW MEXICO, PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ENROLLS 720 INDIAN PUPILS IN GRADES 1 THROUGH 8 AND UTILIZES 30 TEACHERS IN ITS INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM. ALTHOUGH THE PUPILS COME FROM A CULTURE WHICH IS UNFAMILIAR TO MOST OF THEIR TEACHERS, A PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF THE SCHOOL IS THAT THE LIFE, CUSTOMS, BELIEFS, AND CULTURE OF THE INDIAN CHILDREN WILL BE MAINTAINED AND REINFORCED THROUGH THEIR EDUCATION, AND THAT CULTURAL AND LOCAL NEEDS OF THE PUPIL WILL BE MET BY THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. IN ORDER TO FULFILL THIS OBJECTIVE, A TEACHER ORIENTATION PROGRAM, ORGANIZED ON A CONTINUING BASIC HAS BEEN INITIATED AT SANTO DOMINGO. THIS PROGRAM WAS DEVELOPED THROUGH AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH, DRAWING HEAVILY UPON THE WORKS OF OUTSTANDING ANTHROPOLOGISTS, HISTORIANS, EDUCATORS, SOCIOLOGISTS, AND LINGUISTIC AUTHORITIES. IN ANOTHER STEP TO MEET THE PREVIOUSLY CITED OBJECTIVE, THE CURRICULUM HAS BEEN DEVELOPED AROUND THE COMMUNICATIVE ARTS, ESPECIALLY THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE. EMPHASIS IS ALSO PLACE ON SUCH SUBJECTS AS ANTHROPOLOGY, LITERATURE, AND HISTORY OF CULTURALLY-DIFFERENT PEOPLE. THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE "NEW MEXICO SCHOOL REVIEW," APRIL 1967, PP. 12-14, 40. (ES)
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