ERIC Number: ED180707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperative Project in American Indian Development. 1979 Summer School Evaluation Report, Title IV, Part A.
The 1979 summer school phase of the Cooperative Project in American Indian Development successfully met its objectives: to conduct a seven-day enrichment program to meet the needs of American Indian elementary school students for cultural awareness, enrichment, and social and recreational activities, and to field test some American Indian curriculum materials; and to conduct a three-day program to provide camp counselor skills to American Indian secondary school students. To fulfill the first objective the three cooperating school districts (with Saginaw, Michigan, as LEA) held a 1 week camp for 64 Indian youngsters. They participated in various outdoor recreational activities and viewed five films and filmstrips about American Indians. A planned 3-day session of inservice training for camp counselors was changed to 2 half-day sessions (orientation and inservice) for 11 counselors and a 2-day canoe and camping trip for 15 secondary school participants. Program evaluation was by questionnaires sent to parents of elementary-aged participants and to secondary-aged participants themselves. Of 25 responding parents, 92% were very pleased with the summer camping program and 83% of twelve responding counselors were satisfied with their training program. (SB)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Camping, Cooperative Programs, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Inservice Education, Instructional Materials, Outdoor Education, Parent Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Recreational Programs, Resident Camp Programs, Student Attitudes, Summer Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Indian Education Act 1972