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ERIC Number: ED018290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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PROJECT PEACE PIPE, INDIAN YOUTH PRE-TRAINED FOR PEACE CORPS DUTY.
GINSBERG, LEON H.; HARRIS, MRS. FRED R.
IN A COOPERATIVE PROJECT WITH THE PEACE CORPS, THE OKLAHOMANS FOR INDIAN OPPORTUNITY (OIO) ORGANIZATION TRAINED A GROUP OF AMERICAN INDIAN YOUNG PEOPLE DURING THE SUMMER OF 1967 FOR SERVICE IN LATIN AMERICA. THE MAJOR HYPOTHESIS UNDER WHICH OIO PLANNED THE TRAINING PROGRAM WAS THAT INDIAN YOUNGSTERS, BECAUSE OF THEIR LACK OF SELF-CONFIDENCE, FELT THEY HAD LITTLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO PERSONS OVERSEAS. AS A RESULT OF THIS HYPOTHESIS, A THREE-PART CURRICULUM WAS DEVELOPED AND IMPLEMENTED FOR THEIR TRAINING, CONSISTING OF SPANISH LANGUAGE SKILLS, COMMUNICATION SKILLS, AND ATTITUDINAL TRAINING. OTHER FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM INCLUDED--(1) A REGULAR PEACE CORPS ASSESSMENT PROCESS (FOR THE TRAINEES), CONDUCTED BY TWO PSYCHOLOGISTS, (2) A CULTURAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM, AND (3) A SERIES OF SOCIAL ACTIVITIES. IN CONCLUSION, IT WOULD APPEAR THAT PEACE CORPS SERVICE DOES HAVE APPEAL FOR MEMBERS OF MINORITY GROUPS. HOWEVER, REACHING PERSONS WHO ARE CLOSELY IDENTIFIED WITH THESE GROUPS AND WHO ARE SOCIO-ECONOMICALLY DEPRIVED PROBABLY REQUIRES SPECIAL RECRUITMENT EFFORTS. THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE "JOURNAL OF AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION," VOL. 7, NO. 2, JANUARY 1968, PP. 21-26. (ES)
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Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: OKLAHOMANS FOR INDIAN OPPORTUNITY; PEACE CORPS