ERIC Number: ED168756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
National Project: Increasing Participation of Native Americans in Vocational Education. 1976-1977 Final Report.
Stufflebean, Tana; And Others
The overall objective of the 1977 national project was to assist participating states in increasing the number and participation of Native American students, teachers, and teacher educators in vocational and technical education. Participants in the major training activity (a 3-day workshop) were 15 3-member state teams and about 30 tribal and Bureau of Indian Affairs representatives. The workshops addressed four specific needs of Native Americans with respect to vocational and technical education: student recruitment, needs assessment, personnel development, and teacher and student retention. State teams developed action plans (included in the appendices) to meet the overall project objectives. An important workshop product was a resource manual for use in recruiting and involving Native Americans in vocational and technical education. At a successful special conference held after the workshop, project staff informed influential state vocational educators of the problems and special needs of Native American students. Staff concluded that vocational and technical education needs assessment projects should continue; vocational educators should advertise job opportunities appropriately to recruit Native Americans; and special teacher certification programs should be expended to better prepare Native American teachers. It was further concluded that vocational and technical education should be a priority at national, state, and tribal levels. (SB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Conferences, Government School Relationship, Needs Assessment, Recruitment, School Holding Power, State Departments of Education, Student Participation, Student Recruitment, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Teacher Recruitment, Technical Education, Tribes, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Comprehensive and Vocational Education Research.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater.; Central State Univ., Edmond, OK.