ERIC Number: ED093537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Cherokee Project. [Year 1 Report].
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.
The Cherokee Project, a model demonstration program for learning disabled children at Cherokee, North Carolina, began operations in 1973. Funded by the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped, Office of Education (DHEW), it is administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Education Resources Center (Albuquerque, New Mexico). This final report of the first year (1973-74) of the project discusses: the project's beginning; selection of target children; methods and materials used for screening and diagnoses; teacher and parent involvement; teaching methods and materials; behavior problems encountered; project evaluation; and suggestions for setting up a program for learning disabled children. The project evaluation found that: (1) 12 of the 32 target children made dramatic improvement in their learning problems; (2) 14 made reasonable and expected progress; and (3) 6 made no significant progress. Some suggestions are: (1) become familiar with the common characteristics of learning disabled children; (2) use the WISC or SIT for intelligence testing and observe children's performance as they take the test; and (3) work individually with the children and observe how they work as well as what they know or do. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VI