ERIC Number: ED247054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Computer-Aided Instruction In Education Basics for Indian Students. Final Report, Phase I (1 October 1982 - 30 June 1983).
Indian Affiliates Inc., Orem, UT.
The report describes the initial design and planning phase of a 3-phase project to adapt, develop, and evaluate computer-aided instructional materials in elementary education basics (specifically word recognition, reading comprehension, and mathematics) for Alaska Native and American Indian students. Section 1 provides background information about the history of Indian education and computer use in schools. Section 2 outlines the project's objectives, calendar, and products. Section 3 describes the three curriculums and computerized diagnostic aids. The beginning reading curriculum focuses on visual discrimination, letter identification, sight words, word patterns, sentence comprehension, and paragraph comprehension. The reading comprehension curriculum consists of a management system, user identification system, and series of exercises to provide drill, practice, and help across five skill areas. The arithmetic curriculum is divided into levels according to grades at which skills are usually practiced for mastery. The diagnostic aids include tests for shape judging, digit memory, location memory, word memory, word/shape judging, shape recognition, word coding, vocabulary, and shape memory. Section 4 reports results of pilot studies conducted at the Waterford School (Utah). Section 5 presents recommendations for material adaptation and curriculum development. Final comments and a list of references conclude the report. (NEC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indian Affiliates Inc., Orem, UT.
Note: For related documents, see RC 014 834-836.