ERIC Number: ED119745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Education Needs of Native Indians: A Consultancy Report to Fraser Valley College from Coqualeetza Education Training Centre.
Coqualeetza Education Training Centre, Sardis (British Columbia).
This document reports the results of an investigation of the educational needs and interests of the Native American population in the Fraser Valley College service area. It includes a profile of the attitudes and values of Native Americans, a demographic overview of the local Stalo bands, a discussion of the educational and psychosociological needs of Native Americans, an assessment of community interests and needs, and a description of possible strategies for implementing educational programs. The following recommendations are made: (1) an inservice training course in contemporary Indian life should be provided for all college staff; (2) professional development credits should be given for staff involvement in community activities; (3) the college should sponsor activities to bring the staff and community together in formal and informal settings; (4) a student orientation course in basic skills should be developed for Indians and non-Indians; (5) the college should place more emphasis on Indian culture by displaying Indian art work and by making current Indian periodicals available to students; and (6) regular meetings should be scheduled between college counselors and those working on the reserves as social workers. Basic information about the local reserves, the Chilliwack Area Indian council, and the Coqhaleetza Educational Training Centre is appended. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fraser Valley Coll., Chilliwack (British Columbia).
Authoring Institution: Coqualeetza Education Training Centre, Sardis (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada