ERIC Number: ED162783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Training Institute for Native American Bilingual/Bicultural Education. Phase I (S.U.N.Y. Brockport, Summer, 1978).
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Cultural Education.
A two week teacher training institute for Native American bilingual/bicultural education was held in the summer of 1978 at Brockport State University of New York. Educational Programs for bilingual and bicultural learning environments for Native American students had been hampered by insufficient teachers and teacher trainers and the use of inadequate and non culture based materials. The Institute sought (1) to develop an initial competency based teacher training program in well proven methods; (2) to evaluate effects of such methods with Native American students; and (3) to develop a long range training program drawing on expertise of those already trained. Participants included both teachers and administrators. The teacher training program centered on five content areas of language, culture, history, music, and crafts. Training included steps to quality lesson planning, design of lessons to meet individual student needs, creation of slides without cameras or equipment, and instructional methods for bilingual and bicultural education. Administrators had additional instruction in supervision techniques for bilingual settings and student behavior from a cultural perspective. Followup for participants will include five group sessions during the school year, on-location monitoring and assistance, and an advanced training institute for summer of 1979. (DS)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, American Indian Education, American Indians, Bilingual Education, Cultural Education, Higher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Language Acquisition, Lesson Plans, Minority Group Teachers, Summer Programs, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Training Methods, Transfer of Training
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: State Univ. of New York, Brockport. Coll. at Brockport.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Cultural Education.
Identifiers: New York
Note: Prepared in collaboration with the New York State Indian Education Coalition