ERIC Number: ED097145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
IMPACTE: A Descriptive Report and Evaluation of the First 18 Months. [Indian and Metis Project for Careers Through Teacher Education].
Simon, Roger I., Comp.; And Others
The IMPACTE Project (Indian and Metis Project for Careers Through Teacher Education), initiated in August 1971, aimed to: (1) train Native teachers within the framework of the regular certification program at the Faculty of Education, Brandon University (Manitoba, Canada) and (2) provide a new "career ladder" for Indian and Metis people. Of the 53 treaty and non-treaty Native students who entered the program in 1971, 32 percent dropped out the first year. Of prime importance was the fact that IMPACTE had shown an ability to identify and cope with its own problems; therefore, continued funding and support for IMPACTE was well justified. This first evaluative report concentrates on descriptive diagnostic information about internal operations which provided the administration with feedback about positive and negative features of the program's first year. Given in the report's three sections are: a description of program objectives, assumptions, and organizational structure; a report of an independent evaluation of the first year; and a description of program changes in the second year which have attempted to solve some of the problems raised by the evaluation. The appendixes consist of student profiles, bar graphs to highlight or supplement information contained in the profiles, and comments from teachers and principals. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Ottawa (Ontario).