ERIC Number: ED186161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Elementary Guidance Program. Navajo Area.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Window Rock, AZ.
A program designed to assist guidance staff in working with Navajo elementary school students, particularly boarding school students, is presented in this booklet with emphasis directed toward meeting both individual and group needs in the areas of home living, student activities, and counseling. The first section gives 14 separate functions of student guidance (develop a positive self-image, promote a safe, pleasant environment, provide career/vocational awareness experience, etc.) and lists the elements inherent in each function. The section on home living discusses such topics as dormitory administration and operation, in-service staff training, personal development of students, and parental and community involvement. Minimum standards for the boarding school are outlined, including those for furniture, equipment, and desirable qualities for sleeping quarters, living rooms, rumpus areas, and kitchens. The section on student activities seeks to develop an understanding of the functions of a student activities program and to indicate ways of concentrating and coordinating efforts. It discusses the operational philosophy of such programs and suggests total school cooperation in such activities as clubs, student government, intra-mural activities, trips, arts and crafts, and social activities. The final sections discuss counseling responsibilities and techniques, exceptional children, student rights and responsibilities, suggested guidance activities, and elements of evaluation. (DS)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Ancillary School Services, Boarding Schools, Counseling, Counseling Objectives, Counseling Services, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Equipment Standards, Exceptional Persons, Extracurricular Activities, Federal Government, Guidance Objectives, Guidance Programs, Individual Development, Program Evaluation, Residential Schools, School Counseling, Student Needs, Student Rights
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Window Rock, AZ.
Identifiers: Navajo (Nation)