ERIC Number: ED195368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Hopi Education: Integrating Past, Present and Future. Hotevilla-Bacavi Community School.
Viri, Denis F.
The development of Hotevilla-Bacavi Community School, the first Hopi school to open under Public Law 93-638, is described in this model for other reservation communities. The following projects and programs are outlined: (1) the Hopi-English Language Assessment Battery, designed to assess the total linguistic knowledge of Hopi children in their use of both Hopi and English; (2) the curriculum design project, a pilot project to develop curriculums in maths, language, and science; (3) the "Environmental Literacy" program, through which students learn to deal with changes in their environment as those changes occur; (4) the bilingual/bicultural education program, with areas of concentration in staff training, community education, materials and resource development, and instructional format; (5) the demonstration curriculum and resource development project, which is designed to stimulate the involvement of each student in the process of his own education and which will enable the school to complete its multi-disciplinary curriculum development in math, science, and language for the intermediate and middle levels; and (6) community education, which is meant to serve as a unifying force for the entire community. In conclusion, goals and objectives of Hotevilla-Bacavi Community School are listed. (CM)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adoption (Ideas), American Indian Education, American Indians, Bilingual Education, Community Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Hopi, Language Tests, Models, Multicultural Education, Pilot Projects, Program Design, Program Development, Relevance (Education), School Community Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hotevilla - Bocavi Community School, AZ.
Identifiers: Hopi (Tribe); Hotevilla Bacavi Community School AZ