ERIC Number: ED108816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Washington State Indian Project to Develop a Culturally-Based Occupational Career Awareness Curriculum. Final Report.
Murphy, Donald J.
Utilizing data derived from the Clallam, Lummi, Yakima, Spokane, and Kalispel tribes, a curriculum model was developed to meet the needs of American Indian children enrolled in Washington State primary schools. Project objectives were to: (1) increase adult and parental Indian involvement in the educational process; and (2) motivate Indian pupils toward occupational awareness and vocational incentive via use of cultural materials emphasizing Native American occupational history, present career opportunities, and State and Federal Indian leadership models. Designed to encompass past, present, and future Indian occupational orientations, the model involved the following development process: (1) initial contact with tribe; (2) tribal liaison groups appointed; (3) tribal group recommended persons for employment as interviewers; (4) tribal interviewers trained; (5) data collected and transcribed; (6) staff identified curriculum content; (7) data and content reviewed by tribal liaison/group; (8) curriculum products scripted; (9) scripts reviewed by triballiaison/group; (10) scripts and stories and/or visuals reviewed by tribal groups; (11) curriculum products produced; (12) products placed in schools and tribes for evaluation; (13) evaluations reported; (14) revisions made; and (15) project disseminated. Teachers who used and evaluated the materials found them to be well developed, stimulating, and generally valuable. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Central Washington State Coll., Ellensburg.
Identifiers - Location: Washington