ERIC Number: ED373193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma Indian Adult Education Program. Final External Evaluation. October 1, 1992-September 30, 1993.
Sam, Jimmy L.
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma was awarded a grant to provide education services to Cherokee adults in small, relatively isolated communities of northeastern Oklahoma. The program was designed to test strategies to reach and teach that population effectively. The staff of instructors were highly skilled, made the classroom less threatening to students, and provided personalized instruction. Students uniformly graded their teachers highly and were satisfied with the instructional materials as a whole. The Cherokee Nation had developed a Master Skills Checklist and curriculum that breaks down instructional materials into discrete skills for each subject matter. The curriculum presented a sequenced approach to learning that was easily used by the students and fit well with the individualized, self-paced educational model. A community organizing booklet titled "Community Organizing Strategies for Recruitment and Retention," which was developed by the project, provided a useful tool. Instructional materials presented in the book, "The Write Way," represented an excellent step in providing grammar instruction to the Native student. Seventy-one percent of teachers and administrators rated the book excellent. Evaluator recommendations included development of computer software for "The Write Way," staff workshops, and distribution of the materials developed. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Programs, American Indian Education, American Indians, Cherokee (Tribe), Citizen Participation, Community Action, Curriculum Development, Individualized Instruction, Material Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Student Recruitment
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Tahlequah.
Note: For related documents, see CE 067 013-015.