ERIC Number: ED032279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
[An EPDA Project To Prepare Graduate Teachers and Undergraduate Indian Teacher Aides To Educate American Indian Children. A Proposal.]
Northern Montana Coll., Havre.
A project is proposed involving a 3-year coordinated program of 9-week summer institutes and school-year inservice training programs to prepare 15 graduate teachers and 15 undergraduate Indian teacher aides to perform highly specialized roles in the education of Indian children. Teachers and aides will be placed in teaching teams of at least three teachers and three aides each in elementary schools on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation and in the city of Havre. Teacher aide training will include (1) undergraduate preparation in communications, mathematics, history, and science; (2) training to prepare them to act as service aides; and (3) more advanced training to prepare them to serve as instructional aides. Graduate teacher preparation will include (1) methodology, including discovery learning; (2) preparation of curricular and instructional materials and use of media for individualizing instruction; (3) knowledge and understanding of Indian people and their culture; (4) insight into problems of learning disabilities; and (5) studies of sensitivity and human relations. Teachers successfully completing the program will receive the degree of Master of Science in Elementary Teacher Education with the specialty of teaching Indian children. Indian teacher aides will receive Service Aide and then Instructional Aide certificates and may apply the experience as one year's college credit in an undergraduate teacher education program. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Montana Coll., Havre.