ERIC Number: ED034612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jun-1
Reference Count: N/A
Navajo Evaluators Look at Rough Rock Demonstration School.
Begaye, John Y.; And Others
Four prominent Navajo leaders evaluated Rough Rock Demonstration School by invitation of the school board. Inquiry was directed toward ascertaining the type of education Navajos desire for their children, the extent Indian culture should be included in the curriculum, and how Navajos want their schools operated. It was concluded that the student at Rough Rock is happy, is engaged in the learning process, and is interested in what he is doing. The most outstanding instruction comes from the classroom teacher although dormitory parents are also effective instructors. The parents and community are involved in school operation and activities. Areas of concern were needs for greater emphasis in teaching English, for curriculum guides in the bilingual and bicultural areas, and for follow-up evaluation of students pursuing higher education. It was concluded that Rough Rock Demonstration School has proved successful, needs continuous funding, and should be renamed and continued as a model for other Navajo community schools. (JH)
Descriptors: American Indians, Bilingual Education, Board Administrator Relationship, Curriculum Evaluation, Interpersonal Relationship, Interviews, Observation, Personnel Evaluation, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship
Rough Rock Demonstration School, Chinle, Arizona 86503
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rough Rock Demonstration School, Chinle, AZ.