ERIC Number: ED065227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-9
Reference Count: 0
Short Term Training Program for College Personnel in American Indian Studies. Director's Evaluation Report.
Huron Coll., SD. Office of Indian Programs and Studies.
In order to provide training for counselors of American Indian youth in higher education, this program presented course material related to the development of counseling skills; sought to improve understanding of human behavior and personality characteristics of American Indian youth in higher education; and provided familiarity with some of the basic principles of counseling Indian students in the interests of realizing their potential through an understanding of the emotional, educational, vocational, and social handicaps they may experience. The program was planned for those individuals who had served or planned to serve as counselors and/or teachers of Indian youth in institutions of higher education in the greater midwest area. The program was staffed by Indians and other persons with background knowledge of Indian youth. After lectures in specific areas, such as the principles and techniques related to counseling Indian students, students attended small group discussions. An evaluation of the program's impact resulted in the addition of faculty personnel to work with Indian students, to head a minority-ethnic program that included Indian students, and to develop courses reflecting American Indian Studies. Future plans include provisions for more sessions devoted to sensitivity development or attitude change on the part of the participants and instructional personnel. Letters, applications, and information concerning the counselor program for Indian youth are also included. (FF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Higher Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Huron Coll., SD. Office of Indian Programs and Studies.