ERIC Number: ED035487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jun-8
Reference Count: N/A
Workshop in Cross-Cultural Education. Summary Report and Project Evaluation.
Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
In June of 1969, a workshop in cross-cultural education was held at Stewart Indian School in Carson City, Nevada, for 331 educators of Indian children. Roles were reversed: most professional participants lived as students in a boarding school situation, and over half of the instructors were Indian high school students or recent graduates. The workshop curriculum included courses in Indian language, Indian culture, and teenage culture based on the assumption that pupil-teacher affective communication is the most important teacher-related variable in BIA schools. Two semantic differentials administered on the first and last days of the workshop relating to "How I See Indian Students" and "How I See Myself" indicated a positive change in participants' attitudes as a result of the workshop. This report describes the workshop planning and implementation and provides overall statistical breakdowns of participants' biographical characteristics and participants' workshop evaluations. Various appendices include course outlines, research findings, recommendations, and lists of staff and participants. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (JH)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.