ERIC Number: ED075700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Colorado State University (CSU) American Indian Adult Basic Education Teacher and Teacher Aide Training Project. Terminal Report June 30, 1971-December 31, 1972.
Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Dept. of Education.
This program was designed to train teachers and aides working, or interested in working, in Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs on Indian reservations in 11 western and midwestern States. An Indian Advisory Council planned activities with Colorado State University staff. Plans involved an area-wide training institute at CSU to be followed by mini-workshops in each State or multi-State area and finally by reservation visits or on-site workshops. Workshop programs were designed to meet the expressed needs of teachers and aides. Where possible, Indian consultants conducted training. Individual competencies in the following were stressed: adult teaching and learning, cultural awareness and pride in heritage, and the subject areas of math, reading, social studies, and language arts. During an extension period, 16 consultant visits and/or workshops were conducted. Such topics as ESL, recruitment, motivation, curriculum, materials, consumer education, teaching techniques, and proposal writing were discussed. Evaluations from workshop participants showed that the most pressing problems in carrying out ABE programs on Indian reservations are motivation, recruitment, and materials. (KM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Basic Education.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Dept. of Education.