ERIC Number: ED165953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov-1
Reference Count: 0
Navajo Administrator Training Program.
New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Coll. of Education.
The Navajo Administrator Training Program (NATP) was initiated to prepare graduate level Navajo administrators for Navajo schools. A cooperative program involving the Navajo Tribe, University of New Mexico, and the Carnegie Corporation, the nontraditional graduate program alternates intensive one-week on-campus sessions with five-week off-campus work experiences three times per semester during the academic year (six hours credit per semester). Students attend two eight-week summer sessions to complete the masters program in two years. Both field-based and university-based coordinators provide support services during off-campus periods. Of the 50 students enrolled since January 1975, 21 have graduated, most of whom are now holding administrative positions on the reservation. Instructors are regular university staff and guest lecturers. In addition to traditional educational administration courses, special attention is given to unique Navajo problems and applications. NATP, an exportable model of quality graduate education, has increased the number of on-reservation Navajo administrators, enhanced Navajo self-sufficiency and self-determination in education, strengthened bonds between university and tribe, and provided a professional career ladder for a population whose advancement was previously limited. (Author/RS)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Career Ladders, Consultants, Delivery Systems, Educational Administration, Educational Programs, Financial Support, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Nontraditional Education, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Self Determination, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Navajo Administrator Training Program NM; Navajo Nation; University of New Mexico
Note: Submitted to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education for judging in the Distinguished Achievement Awards, 1979