ERIC Number: ED047841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Navajo Area Education. Progress Report 1969-70 School Year.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Window Rock, AZ.
The highlights of the Navajo Area education program and activities are described in this progress report for the 1969-70 school year. Brief descriptions of programs, activities, and events are classified by 4 goals set by the Tribal Education Committee in 1966: (1) to attack the unique problems of Indian students by the provision of unique programs suited to the needs of these students, such as the English-as-a-Second-Language program; (2) to seek maximum feasible involvement of parents and tribal leaders in the education program; (3) to develop a public information program which reflects progress made on a continuing basis; and (4) to endeavor to assist in any way possible so that full utilization can be made of resources, including the Economic Opportunity Act, Public Law 89-10, and other programs which can benefit the Indian people. Significant accomplishments discussed in the report include completion of social studies and language arts guidelines for Navajo students, establishment of bilingual-bicultural kindergartens, initiation of a model dormitory program emphasizing guidance services, and inservice training workshops held during the year. Programs listed as supported by Government and private funds include teacher corps, student teachers, community school development, and work-study. Increased involvement of the Navajo people in the education of their children is cited as the major factor in the continuing success of the Navajo Area education program. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Window Rock, AZ.