ERIC Number: ED092297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul-1
Reference Count: N/A
Project HEED. Final Evaluation Report, 1973-74.
Edington, Everett D.; Pettibone, Timothy
1973-74 approximately 1,100 Indian students in grades 1 through 8 participated in Project HEED (Heed Ethnic Educational Depolarization) in Arizona. The project target sites were 59 classrooms at Sacaton, Sells, Peach Springs, San Carlos, Topowa, Many Farms, St. Charles Mission, and Hoteville. Primary objectives were: (1) improvement in reading skills, (2) development of cultural awareness, and (3) meeting the special educational needs of Indian children. The evaluation covered 6 basic areas: reading performance, self concept, special education, student group and individual participation, cultural awareness, and management objectives. Various tests were administered, such as: the DISTAR Mastery Tests; Wide Range Achievement Test; the Primary Self Concept Inventory; and the Self Appraisal Inventory. Some of the findings were: (1) little positive change, and in many instances a retrogression, in self concept; (2) reading readiness patterns were at or above grade level in all but 1 of the kindergartens; (3) little or no growth in most of the 7th and 8th grades; (4) field trip participation by all sites; (5) an expansion of special education services; and (6) success with the DISTAR program as far as the mastery tests were concerned. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Projects to Advance Creativity in Education.; Sacaton School District 18, AZ.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III