ERIC Number: ED191577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Eagle Butte, South Dakota Basic Educational Skills Project Program Description.
Haiman, Peter E.; And Others
This program description of a basic educational skills (BES) project located on the Cheyenne River Indian reservation in the town of Eagle Butte, South Dakota, discusses four components of the BES program. The introductory chapter indicates features of Indian life and their relationship to the educational program. For example, Cheyenne Indian children are bussed as far as 70 miles to school in Eagle Butte. In Chapter II the Head Start curriculum and its proposed goals are discussed in relationship to teacher attitudes and behavior, parent involvement, and continuity between home and school. Also, curriculum content and teacher methods used to impart BES to kindergarten through sixth grade children are described. Elementary school BES curriculum goals and steps taken to reach those goals are then presented. Relationships between the curriculum and other BES program elements are indicated. Chapter III describes the parent involvement component of the BES Program. General parent involvement goals and specific activities, such as providing parents with child development information and learning activities for the home, are described. Chapter IV overviews the teacher attitudes and behavior component of the program. Chapter V discusses continuities between educational agencies, schools, grades and homes and discusses policy related to student absenteeism and the implementation of the Responsive Education Program. A report to the superintendent of schools is appended. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers: Cheyenne (Tribe); Project Head Start