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ERIC Number: ED101189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Gila River Indian Community ABE Experimental Demonstration Project: Final Report, June 3, 1972-May 31, 1973.
Gila River Indian Community, Sacaton, AZ.
The purpose of the project reported on and evaluated in the document is to develop new approaches in Adult Basic Education to motivate undereducated, alienated, and disadvantaged American Indian adults. The project is located in central Arizona, serving a population of about 8,000. High school-dropout rates, unemployment, alcoholism, and health problems are characteristic. One objective is to reach those considered unreachable by providing tutoring in a learning center, in jail, in an alcoholics' halfway house, and in participants' homes. Local residents were trained as staff, to perform tutoring and counseling functions. A six-week staff training program was supplemented by weekly in-service sessions with associate professionals. The report briefly outlines background, training procedures, the program's scope, evaluation methods, and conclusions and recommendations. Sample forms are appended. More than half the total document is comprised of an independent evaluation, which considers each of the project's specific objectives. Tables of data are provided on participants' background and on their achievements in academic areas, as such data relates to the objectives. A new project year has been funded. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Programs, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Correctional Institutions, Counselor Training, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged, Dropout Programs, Instructional Materials, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Rehabilitation Counseling, Statistical Data, Student Motivation, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Training Methods, Tutorial Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Gila River Indian Community, Sacaton, AZ.
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