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ERIC Number: ED094922
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Professional Resource Persons and The New Interculturalists.
Urion, Carl
Discussing the professional expert involved in local projects, the paper examined the dilemma of trying to find the proper place for this resource person in the many community-based, action-oriented curriculum development projects being developed for Native peoples. The 3 broad categories of involvement are social, administrative, and technical. This paper discusses the technical level of involvement and its implications for administration of local projects. In this day of local control and relevant curriculum, the only role of a professional resource person is that of technician. Unfortunately, that is not the role he has assumed. In local projects, the professional resource person is given the job of translating the desires of the locality, as expressed to him, into a proposal for funding. Even though the resource person may not name himself as an administrator, the importance accorded the professional is commensurate with his vision of his own contribution. But the role of the expert and/or specialist is changing -- the "new interculturalist" is essentially a translator and facilitator, an expert who brings the technical expertise to bear on the local situation in just the measure of its applicability is defined by the locality. There is a body of young Native people who know enough about the various disciplines that they can take on the job of administration and evaluation of the competence of experts in light of community goals. (KM)
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Canada