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ERIC Number: ED164218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation Report of "Social Conflicts" and "Fine Arts": The American Indian Curricula Development Program for Grades 9-12.
Ahler, Janet; Perrone, Vito
The American Indian Curricula Development Program (AICDP) produced a two-package program for grades 9-12. The "Social Conflict" package, with Prejudice, Indian Education, Americanizing the Indian, and B.I.A. units, and the "Fine Arts" package, with Art, Music, Literature, and Dance and Drama units, were Pan-Indian in orientation with a strong contemporary issues base. AICDP sent the program to 21 North Dakota high schools for introductory use. Evaluators interviewed participating teachers and librarians formally and informally, and attended AICDP workshops to offer AICDP some external perspective on the program and to determine how it was used and viewed by educators. The program had considerable overall merit. The 18 teachers in 14 schools who actually used the materials used the packages, Teacher Guides, supplementary materials and suggested activities selectively. The Art and Prejudice units were the best. Most teachers found reading levels satisfactory, content accurate, and the material beneficial to Indian and non-Indian students alike. Few high school libraries had the resources necessary for the program. AICDP should integrate the two packages in the program and reduce the overall cost. In addition, there should be more AICDP workshops, teacher and student feedback and evaluation, and improved libraries. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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