ERIC Number: ED053100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Assessment of the Teacher Corps Program at Northern Arizona University and Participating Schools on the Navajo and Hopi Indian Reservations.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Eleven of the schools in this Teacher Corps program are on the Navajo Reservation and one on the Hopi. Corps members provided individualized instruction and introduced several new teaching methods to make the instruction more relevant to the children's culture. These methods have now been adopted by the regular teaching staff. Corps members also participated in various education-related community activities, and devised and carried out a cultural exchange project with 25 Hawaiian children. Exposure to Indian members, who made up 42 percent of the Corps, gave the children incentive for their own schooling, and about three-quarters of the interns who had completed the program were hired as teachers in reservation schools. The program also broadened the university's teacher education program and fostered a more cooperative relationship among the various colleges in the university. The Arizona Department of Education plans to increase the dissemination of information on successful innovations used by the Corps, and the U.S. Office of Education plans to offer technical assistance through the Corps for evaluation and to cooperate with the department of education as soon as staff are available. (MBM)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.