ERIC Number: ED197860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan-19
Reference Count: 0
Report & Evaluations on Opportunities Conference (Albuquerque Indian School, New Mexico, January 19, 1978).
The conference was attended by 53 high school seniors and 65 parents, teachers, administrators, and counselors from Albuquerque Public Schools, Los Lunas, Bernalillo, Jemez, Grants, and Albuquerque Indian School. After an opening address and two speakers, participants attended three workshops. In the first workshop, a panel of students presented the occupational areas of telecommunications, electronics, food preparation, offset-lithography, optical technology, engineering, dental program, drafting, and business education. General information on college life and financial aid was presented by five students in the second workshop. The last workshop covered current legal, economic, political, social, and educational Indian issues. After each workshop, participants completed evaluation forms. Some responses to these evaluations indicated that: the majority felt the workshops had informed them of some important matters they will face in vocational school or college, as Indian students; the majority felt that establishing goals was the most important issue they should be concerned about before entering a vocational school; 21 students were interested in entering college; many felt that financial aid was the most important issue they should be concerned about before entering college. After the workshops, displays and booths were opened to the participants. The addresses were given during an evening session. Suggestions were for future workshops on financial aid, career education, or supportive services. (NQA)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Indian Education Board of Regents, Albuquerque.
Identifiers: New Mexico