ERIC Number: ED024491
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1962
Reference Count: N/A
Doorway Toward the Light, the Story of the Special Navajo Education Program.
Coombs, L. Madison
The development of the Special Navajo Education Program is described beginning with its origin in 1946. Included is: a brief review of the history, economy, and culture of the Navajo people; a description of the development of the program during the initial two or three years, during which time the program was expanded from 1 school with 290 pupils to 7 schools in 6 states with a total enrollment of 1,650 pupils; a discussion of changes and additions made in the curriculum over the years of the program; a description of the 1950 opening and subsequent operation of the Intermountain School in Utah; and a report of the work experience of the 3,362 pupils graduated from the program between 1951 and 1959. (VM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Dormitories, Educational Programs, Educationally Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), Special Education, Special Schools, Vocational Education, Work Study Programs
Publications Service, Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kansas 66044 ($1.80)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.