ERIC Number: ED364400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Showcase Projects: Office of Indian Education.
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Indian Education Programs.
The Indian Education Programs supplement state, local, and tribal education efforts to improve the quality of Indian education and assure parental and community participation. Each year, the Office of Indian Education, assisted by the six regional Indian Education Technical Assistance Centers, selects effective projects to be showcased at the National Indian Education Association conference. Profiles of the seven 1993 showcase projects provide a brief description and highlight effective features, why and how the program works, proof of effectiveness, and unique features. The winners are: (1) cultural software development project (Madison County School District, Huntsville, Alabama); (2) Project GAIN providing culturally appropriate academic tutoring and counseling services (Detroit Lakes Independent Public School District #22, Minnesota); (3) program providing intensive advisement for high-risk students and career workshops for secondary students, resulting in a dramatically lower Indian dropout rate (Tacoma Public School District #10, Washington); (4) "Indians of Northwest California" culture curriculum (Klamath-Trinity Unified School District, Hoopa, California); (5) program providing tutoring, counseling, and an Indian studies cultural program designed for the multiple tribes represented in the student population (Putnam City Public Schools, Oklahoma City); (6) program promoting Tlingit language and culture and positive student self-concept (Sitka School District, Alaska); and (7) Project Smoke Signal, in which after-school centers and a summer program teach Choctaw language and culture and provide tutoring (Native American Indian Association, Nashville, Tennessee). (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Indian Education Programs.
Identifiers: Culture Based Curriculum; Office of Indian Education Programs