ERIC Number: ED086426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Indian Education and Training Opportunities at Columbia Jr. College, [Columbia, California.]
Columbia Junior Coll., CA.
The purpose of this project was to develop a transitional instructional program to serve out-of-school and drop-out American Indian youth entering vocational education programs in forest technology, fire science, heavy equipment maintenance and health occupations. The project was designed to develop a 3-quarter transitional program concerned with the development of basic skills, career planning, an introductory core in 2 career area clusters, work experience of both a general and vocational nature, and work habits. It involved the recruiting of 20-25 Indian youth per quarter to start into the 3-quarter sequence. This project provided seed money to: (1) open access to college programs to Indian students; (2) develop transitional core programs allowing undecided students to explore career possibilities in the Mountain Oriented Occupations and Health Related Occupations. The report also explained the curriculum development techniques utilized by the project. Covering fire science, forest technology, and heavy equipment maintenance, 92 behavioral objectives were given. Of these, 51 were core content for all 3 areas. These objectives were then evaluated for strengths and weaknesses, using reports submitted by the instructors. Additionally, subjects, purposes, and teaching patterns were given for hospital building maintenance and health occupations to both interest and motivate students. (EE/KM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Behavioral Objectives, Buildings, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Dropouts, Equipment Maintenance, Fire Science Education, Forestry Occupations, Health Occupations, Motivation, Prevocational Education, Skilled Occupations, Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Junior Coll., CA.
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