ERIC Number: ED205354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Bilingual Vocational Education Project. Final Report. Little Wound School, Kyle, South Dakota.
The two-year operation of a bilingual (Lakota-English) vocational training program, designed to teach building trades and secretarial skills to young adults on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation at Kyle, South Dakota, who, because of their inability to communicate in the English language and their low skill levels, were unemployed or underemployed, resulted in bringing 40 full-blood Lakotas into the labor market. Vocational training was augmented with a classroom curriculum of basic mathematics, English (emphasizing vocabularies needed in building trades and secretarial work on the reservation), assertiveness training and verbal communication skills, and employability skills (how to apply for work, manage money, and complete forms). Trainees worked from 9-4, Monday through Friday and earned up to $2.30 per hour for participation. The final program report includes: Midterm Progress Performance Reports for the periods 8/1/77-1/15/78 and 8/1/78-11/17/78 detailing activities, accomplishments, problems and evaluation procedures; evaluation tools, tests and test results; unique materials developed for the program (a 36-page Bilingual Clerk-Typist Handbook, Groundrules for Building Trades Trainees, and a Theory of Sioux Post-Secondary Education); data sheets on 15 male and female building trades graduates; and correspondence and dissemination efforts. (NEC)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, American Indians, Bilingual Education, Building Trades, Carpentry, Clerical Occupations, Clerical Workers, Educational Philosophy, Experiential Learning, High School Equivalency Programs, Job Skills, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Relevance (Education), Reservation American Indians, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Lakota (Language); Lakota (Tribe); Pine Ridge Indian Reservation SD
Note: Prepared at the Little Wound School, Kyle, SD.