ERIC Number: ED049847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Project NECESSITIES, Phase II. Volume I: Summary and Recommendations, Liaison Network, Appendices.
Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
The 5 volumes in Phase II comprise the results of the initial effort to create an effective social science curriculum for Indian and Eskimo students, grades K-12. Volume I of Phase II discusses the liaison network, the primary purpose of which was to create interest, understanding, and acceptance of the Project NECESSITIES curriculum among Indian and non-Indian people so that field-testing could take place at existing educational institutions serving Indian and Eskimo people. The liaison network plan provided for contacting tribal people first and obtaining their approval of the plan before any major action was taken. Once tribal approval was gained, visits were made by the liaison staff to various schools and Indian nations in efforts to gain acceptance of Project NECESSITIES materials for field-testing. Also, in order to understand better the curriculum needs of Indian people, liaison network personnel attended various Indian education conferences. In the document are progress reports on field-testing, recommendations and resolutions from Indian education conferences, and the current status and projections for the Project NECESSITIES liaison network. Appendix 1 contains materials which may be incorporated into the Project NECESSITIES curriculum at some later time; Appendix 2 contains questionnaires developed to elicit response to pilot units being field-tested; and Appendix 3 contains weekly progress reports by project staff. (LS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.