ERIC Number: ED187492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Health Careers through Independent Study for American Indians and Alaska Natives: Upward Mobility through Non-Traditional Education.
Kirk, Robert J.
Independent study is recognized by many as a practical approach to learning, especially meaningful for individuals in isolated or remote areas. Compiled primarily for use by persons with highly diversified backgrounds and interested in Indian and Alaska Native health, the book describes educational opportunities available through independent study. The major avenues for persuing independent study are described: the GED high school equivalency programs, associate degree programs in the health sciences, special adult degree programs, the open university, external degree programs, college level examination programs, degree credit through correspondence study, other home study and correspondence courses, programmed instruction in health areas, the National Home Study Council, and the United States Armed Forces Institute. A substantial portion of the guide lists, by state, the Associate Degree programs and courses in the health field offered by some of the more established community and junior colleges, giving program titles and addresses, chief administrators, year classes began, length of the program, and the type of degree awarded. Fundamental suggestions on how to study and how to take tests are included. Also provided are additional source materials on health careers, financial assistance, and special programs. (NEC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Alaska Natives, Allied Health Occupations Education, American Indian Education, American Indians, Correspondence Study, Equivalency Tests, Eskimos, External Degree Programs, Health Occupations, High School Equivalency Programs, Home Study, Independent Study, Nontraditional Education, Open Universities, Program Descriptions, Resource Materials, Test Coaching
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Health Services Administration (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. Indian Health Service.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests