ERIC Number: ED160777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Career Education Demonstration Project for American Indian Children. Final Report.
South Dakota Univ., Vermillion. School of Education.
Marty Indian School (Marty, South Dakota) served as the pilot school for this career education demonstration project for American Indian children. The project focused on grades K-4 and emphasized helping the students develop an awareness of self, an awareness of others, and an awareness of careers. Two needs assessment instruments (appended to this report) were developed; one surveyed parents and the other surveyed the students. Various training and inservice sessions for the staff were conducted throughout the year. The following publications were developed: a career education handbook for schools who serve American Indian children; a career education notebook for the parents and teachers; a programmed-experiential text concerning American Indian values; a series of teacher-developed learning modules; a programmed reader which utilizes a bilingual approach; a local directory of employment opportunities; and a directory of career opportunities in the Armed Forces. To make the program more responsive to the Marty area and maintain close contacts with the school, a bilingual specialist was employed. To carry out evaluation activities, the staff developed three levels (K-3, 4-6, 7-12) of the "Indian Attitude Survey" (instruments appended), which was designed to measure positive changes in attitude of the Indian child towards himself and his relation to others. An experimental-control group pre-post-test design was planned. The pre-test was given in December of 1975 before any career education materials were utilized at Marty. The post-testing is expected to take place in the spring of 1977 and again in 1978. (BM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Attitude Measures, Career Awareness, Career Education, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Education, Individual Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Resource Materials, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Teacher Developed Materials, Values
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Dakota Univ., Vermillion. School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: South Dakota
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974