ERIC Number: ED201431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-15
Reference Count: 0
The Organizational Model for the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP).
Designed to train Canadian Natives as professional educators and models for Native students in urban schools, the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP), initiated by the Association of Metis and Non-status Indians of Saskatchewan and offered by the Gabriel Dumont Institute, incorporates two basic objectives: to assist Native people in reestablishing historical and cultural roots so they can develop a positive image of themselves and to improve relationships between Native and non-Native peoples by fostering an appreciation of the role of Native culture in the Canadian mosaic. Funded by the Provincial Government and cooperatively managed by the SUNTEP Management Committee (with input from Native people, universities, school systems, and government), the four-year B.Ed. program includes Native studies courses, cross-cultural education courses, language training and development, field-based activities, orientation in skill development of English and mathematics, and course offerings from educational curriculum, and educational psychology and foundations. Two SUNTEP Centres were in operation in 1980-1981: Regina (15 students) and Saskatoon (12 students). Stringent recruitment and academic standards conform to or exceed those of teacher education programs in Canadian universities, and acceptance by students, universities, school systems, and government suggests continued support and success of the program. (JD)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Canada Natives, Community Influence, Community Involvement, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Educational Cooperation, Eskimos, Field Experience Programs, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Intercultural Programs, Student Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; Metis (People); Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Prog
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, Ca, April 15, 1981).