ERIC Number: ED027278
Record Type: RIE
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A Proposal by the Student National Education Association and the Southwestern Cooperative Educational Laboratory. A Student Teacher Live-In Indian Project.
National Student Education Association, Washington, DC.; Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.
A live-in project for 10 prospective teachers at the Canoncito Navajo Reservation (Laguna, N. Mex.), commencing in February 1969 with participant recruitment by reservation representatives and the Southwestern Cooperative Educational Laboratory (SWCEL), is designed to determine the contribution of the student teachers to the Indian community and to assess the potential for personal sensitivity growth and teacher education reform through such cross-cultural exposure. Following their recruitment, students will participate in a week's orientation phase designed to provide a general ethnological understanding of Navajo culture and of the particular reservation tribe, basic use of the Navajo language, personal awareness through sensitivity training, and a pre-live-in experience to determine individual student needs. During the subsequent six-week live-in, each student, paired with a community member or "buddy," is responsible for assisting school personnel, working with community development programs under Tribal Council guidance, developing an awareness of the community's educational problems or achievements, and keeping a personal log. Upon project completion, each student is expected to develop a curriculum of supplementary cross-cultural experiences. An illustrative film and formal evaluation by SWCEL are expected. (LP)
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Authoring Institution: National Student Education Association, Washington, DC.; Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.
Identifiers: Canoncito Navajo Reservation NM; New Mexico