ERIC Number: ED162801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Native American Graduate Program in Education--The Pennsylvania State University. Program VIII Progress Report 1977.
Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Coll. of Education.
Since the summer of 1970, the Native American Leadership Training Program has prepared 88 Native American professionals from 39 tribal groups for administrative and policy-making positions in tribal organizations, federal and public shcools, and federal and state governments. In the fall of 1977 the program began its eighth year with 16 master's and doctoral candidates participating. Students enrolled in the program may seek Master's of Education degrees in Educational Administration or in Academic Curriculum and Instruction; the doctoral program includes a D.Ed. or Ph.D. degree in Education Administration. Additional activities are planned to make the program a unique experience for those participating. The weekly Native American Seminar examines current issues and significant studies in the education of Native American youth, provides a forum for sharing educational experiences, and draws upon the expertise of tribal leaders and other professionals by utilizing them as guest speakers. Field trips, conferences, and visiting lecturers such as officials from government agencies provide additional learning experiences. Financial support includes tuition expenses of $909 per term, travel expenses, and a monthly stipend of $400 plus dependent support of $75 per dependent. Applicants must be Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut descent, meet Graduate School requirements, and have demonstrated a dedication to the improvement of educational opportunities for Native Americans. Names, tribal affiliation, and positions of current and past participants in the Native American Leadership Training Program are also listed. (DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Coll. of Education.