ERIC Number: ED101192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Navajo Adult Basic Education: Final Report 1971-1972.
Navajo Community Coll., Tsaile, AZ.
The thrust of the Navajo Adult Basic Education (NABE) program is aimed at three major objectives. First, it seeks to establish, through the study of history and current events, a feeling of pride in Navajo cultural heritage, promoting self-esteem and building self-confidence. Next, it prepares the Navajo to function better in those areas of the dominant culture that most affect his life. And, finally, it teaches the traditional three R's as an outgrowth of the participants' environment and personal experience. The program has been refined to the point that it can teach and help every adult on the reservation, of whatever educational background, who is not a victim of brain damage or of personality disorganization. Organizational, enrollment, and inservice training information is contained in the report, introduced by a 15-page recounting of the history of Hispano-Anglo-Navajo relations. A curriculum overview, an instructor-by-instructor summary of "special interest" subjects covered in each classroom, a progress report, and an account of achievements constitute the heart of the document. A self-evaluation of three broad aspects of NABE operation (implementation, instructional staff, and administration), and role definitions for personnel conclude the report. Appended are maps, charts, and a budget summary. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, American Indians, Cultural Awareness, Current Events, Curriculum Development, Daily Living Skills, English (Second Language), Enrollment Influences, Inservice Teacher Education, Instruction, Learning Activities, Navajo, Political Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Relevance (Education), Self Esteem, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Navajo Community Coll., Tsaile, AZ.
Note: For related document, see CE 002 964