ERIC Number: ED247070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun-9
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the First Year of the Vancouver Native Indian Cultural Survival Alternative Program.
The report provides a summary of the operation of the Vancouver Native Indian Cultural Survival Alternative Program during the 1982-83 school year; a description of participating students; and an assessment of student attendance, student achievement, and student, parent, teacher, and administrator opinions of the program. To provide a school setting where American Indian children can learn native history and culture and practice skills of value to their people as well as contemporary society, the grade 5-9 curriculum offers basic academic subjects; a cultural component of Native Indian art, craft, and recreational activities; a social and personal development component; and a community component. Sports and extracurricular activities are also included. Parents are involved in the program and have given lessons on Indian skills. Total enrollment averaged 42 students throughout the year, with attendance averaging 80%. Informal analysis of student testing results indicated progress for both elementary and secondary students, particularly in reading comprehension and mathematics. Teachers' ratings of student progress indicated 60% of the students making "good" or "very good" academic progress and 40% showing "good" or "very good" progress in socialization, general behavior, and attitude. Students and parents expressed a high degree of satisfaction with the program. (NEC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vancouver Board of School Trustees (British Columbia). Dept. of Evaluation and Research.
Identifiers: British Columbia (Vancouver); Vancouver Indian Cultural Alternative Surviv Prog