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ERIC Number: ED067996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 73
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Short-Term Training Program. The American Indian Student in Higher Education.
Wells, Robert N.
The participants in the Training Program on the American Indian Student had 4 major objectives: (1) to obtain a working knowledge of Indian values, culture, unique historical experience in our society and contemporary problems; (2) to develop an attitude of respect and concern for Indian life styles and for the Indian student's need to preserve them, and to preserve his own cultural identity within the dominant non-Indian culture; (3) to develop skills in recognizing the myriad of problems facing the Indian as an applicant to college and as a student striving toward a successful college experience; and (4) to develop programs to meet these problems with solutions compatible with the Indian student's goals. This document presents a general outline and evaluation of the program. Several needs of the program are identified: (1) more Indian registrants; (2) a full-time Administrative Assistant; (3) on-campus living; (4) advanced reading and preparation by registrants; (5) more emphasis on contemporary problems; and (6) workshops. Strengths and weaknesses of the program are listed. It was concluded that the time and money invested in the training program achieved maximum benefits for the participants. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Saint Lawrence Univ., Canton, NY.