ERIC Number: ED186201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Zuni Alternative Learning Program.
Pinto, Bryceson, Comp.
Begun in August, 1976, the Zuni Alternative Learning Program for junior high school and high school students not attending school anywhere else focuses on reading, writing, verbal and non-verbal expression in a multicultural setting, computational skills, Zuni culture, and practical skills. The program offers courses which meet the minimum standards of the New Mexico State Department of Education in the areas of language arts, reading, social studies, mathematics, science, arts and crafts, practical arts, and physical education. New Mexico-certified teachers provide highly individualized instruction in small classes for the 70-80 students, who enter the program by choice or referral from Zuni High School. Credits earned are accumulated for graduation and students meeting state high school graduation requirements receive the Zuni High School diploma. The program includes field trips, night classes, and a summer program which provides more extended travel and learning opportunities. Appendices include a statement of purpose and philosophy, brief descriptions of 10 programs within the Zuni Division of Education, and a list of Zuni books available to the Zuni community and local schools. (SB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Studies, Cultural Education, Curriculum, Evening Programs, Field Trips, Individualized Instruction, Nontraditional Education, Reading Achievement, Secondary Education, Secondary Schools, Small Schools, Summer Programs, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Developed Materials
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Mexico; Zuni (Pueblo)
Note: Prepared and sponsored by the Zuni Cultural Program and the Zuni Tribal Program.