ERIC Number: ED192958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Indian Youth Leadership Conference Report.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Participating in an Indian youth leadership conference which used a group interaction model were 125 persons from various school districts, tribes, and Indian organizations throughout Arizona. Goals of the conference were: (1) to give Indian students the opportunity to express needs and exchange resources and ideas leading to possible solutions and plans for action in Indian education; (2) to provide opportunities for Indian student leadership skills; and (3) to encourage Indian students' participation in problem-solving activities. A pre-conference training session conducted in the Del Becq model for group activities was held for 25 student facilitators. Conference participants prioritized their concerns for Indian education and arrived at possible solutions for alcohol and drug abuse, lack of good self-concept and pride, lack of participation in school activities, dropouts, peer pressure, and lack of encouragement at home. Workshops were held on counseling and various aspects of leadership. The workshop speakers all referred to the Blueprint for Success/Failure which indicated the needs, possible solutions, and plans for action in which Indian students can participate. Participants evaluated the conference and made recommendations for future conferences in this area. (AN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Identifiers: Arizona; Del Becq Model
Note: Report of the Arizona Johnson-O'Malley Indian Youth Leadership Conference (Whiteriver, AZ, September 28-30, 1979).