ERIC Number: ED061492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Navajo Adult Basic Education.
Navajo Community Coll., Tsaile, AZ.
The objectives of this Special Experimental Demonstration Project in Adult Basic Education for the Navajo were: (1) to raise the educational and social level of Navajo adult students who are unable to read, write, and speak English; (2) to assist the Navajo adult students to take advantage of occupational and vocational training programs; (3) to assist Navajo adult students to be aware of the various service agencies on or near the Navajo reservation; (4) to encourage the Navajo adult students to better meet their responsibilities as bicultural individuals and parents; (5) to promote the personal well-being and happiness of each Navajo adult student. The NABE is operating in 15 communities with a total enrollment of 350. Five instructors with assistants are employed to work directly with the participants. Approximately 18 hours of week of classroom instruction is given, In-service training was provided for the staff. Navajo Community College's contributions to the project were made in a variety of areas, such as: faculty participation in the in-service training; provision of audiovisual materials and the production of a film; payroll, budget, and financial services; the loaning of vehicles; library services; public information and publicity services; the provision of Navajo culture consultants; and groups from the Navajo Studies Program, Nursing Program, and Home Economics Department were involved. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Navajo Community Coll., Tsaile, AZ.