ERIC Number: ED173018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Catalog of Vocational Education and Related Programs Designed for Instruction of American Indians.
McBain, Susan; And Others
To plan a curriculum for a vocationally based community school in Navajo, New Mexico, the Navajo Department of Education (with assistance from the American Institutes for Research) surveyed the nation for vocational education programs which had been developed or adapted specifically for use with American Indians or Alaska Natives. State directors of vocational education, state education research planning units, regional educational laboratories, relevant journals, and personal referrals identified 109 programs to study. Forty three of the 109 returned completed questionnaires, 34 of which were usable in compiling the catalog. All programs were in operation prior to November 1976 and were designed to teach one or more of the following skill areas: job awareness skills, job planning skills, school performance skills, job getting and maintaining skills, and specific vocational skills. Uniform data presented to describe each program include official title; skill area of emphasis; Indian enrollment, tribe, sex and ages of students; setting; materials, equipment and supplies used; number and qualifications of teachers; costs to students; length; and name and address of a program representative to contact for further information. An analysis of the contributions these programs made in developing the Navajo community school curriculum is reported in Chapter V of "A Study of the Feasibility of Vocational Modules" (the first document in this series). (NEC)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indians, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Community Schools, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Industrial Education, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, National Surveys, Program Descriptions, Secondary Education, Surveys, Technical Education, Trade and Industrial Education, Training Methods, Tribes, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Navajo Tribe, Window Rock, AZ. Div. of Education.; American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.